RMRS’ Wildfire Risk Management Science (WRMS) Team developed Potential Wildfire Operational Delineations (PODs) to pre-plan for fire using a risk management approach. PODs combine local fire knowledge with advanced spatial analysis to help managers weigh values, current conditions, and most likely fire outcomes to determine fire management objectives. The PODS pre-planning framework has been applied on over 40 national forests and counting. Already this fire season, PODS work from previous years has been leveraged to make well thought out, risk-based plans for responding to fire this year. For example, on the Bush Fire on the Tonto National Forest this year, fire operations were adjusted to very rapidly identify suppression opportunities by making small refinements to prior years’ work.