Wildfire analyst Icon

What Is Wildfire Analyst?


What is WFA

Wildfire Analyst is software that provides real-time analysis of wildfire behavior and simulates the spread of wildfires. Behavior analysis and simulations are completed in seconds, providing results that afford timely decision making.

For wildland fire, time is of the essence, and Wildfire Analyst was specifically architected to support initial attack situations, giving the Fire Chief and Incident Commander the critical intelligence needed to support suppression and resource allocation.

Wildfire Analyst provides a range of analytical outputs, available as GIS maps, charts, and reports, that empower more accurate and timely decision making. Whether through the desktop platform, or web and mobile enabled applications, capabilities and results are deployed to those who need it, when they need it, without delay.


Several different simulation modes to support a wide range of wildfire related operations.

Real Time Performance


Ability to generate results very quickly allowing for constant calibration using field observations.

Fire Behavior Outputs

Behavior Outputs

Provides a comprehensive set of outputs & tools for analyzing wildfire conditions and potential.

Seamless integration


Seamless integration with third-party data and field technology providers, as well as, a robust API.

Performance For
When It’s Needed

Powerful And Quick Simulations

Wildfire Analyst was designed to be used with a laptop or tablet at the incident command center, in the operations center, or directly on scene, providing outputs in less than a minute. The software can use predefined weather scenarios, or current and forecasted weather obtained via web services, to model fire behavior and provide outputs within seconds.

This fast performance facilitates use of the outputs in real time, and allows for constant adjustment based on field observations and deployment decisions by the incident team. Wildfire Analyst is a powerful tool in the arsenal of the incident team, providing simulations very quickly, and repeatedly as changing conditions dictate.

Wildfire Analyst Simulation

Comprehensive Fire
Behavior Outputs & Tools

Powerful User Tools

Wildfire Analyst provides a comprehensive set of outputs and tools for each simulation that is tied directly to the time stamp of the weather conditions and data inputs for an incident. The real time performance allows you to create multiple simulations for an incident, easily and quickly, reflecting changing conditions and response tactics during the incident lifecycle.

Our different simulation modes provide tools for different purposes, extending the range of fire behavior analysis to not only active incident response and initial attack. These tools support other wildfire related activities, such as prescribed burn planning, post-fire analysis and investigation, and risk assessment.

See a list of key outputs and tools below.

Comprehensive Fire Behavior Outputs & Tools

Time Of Arrival
& Fire Perimeters

Standard Fire
Behavior Outputs

Simulation Modes

Fire Paths

HD Wind
Field Generation

Fuels Mapping By
Observed Conditions

Fire Behavior
Calculator Tool

Family Manager

Wildfire Analyst Enteprise


Wildfire Analyst Enterprise enables access to super-computing capabilities for risk forecasting and on-demand prediction analysis. The cloud-based services are integrated with advanced weather prediction systems to facilitate daily risk forecasts using a 3-day horizon. Millions of fire spread simulations are conducted daily to derive accurate risk metrics reflecting where fires will spread and the possible impacts for those fires. The FireCast application facilitates access to the risk forecast using a 4-D map environment. The FireSim application provides real-time on demand spread prediction capabilities on both desktop and mobile platforms, leveraging the power of the weather prediction data, to support informed response decision making.

Wildfire Analyst Enterprise is the technology of choice for the California electric utility industry providing advanced wildfire risk modeling capabilities to support power shutoff analysis, mitigation and response, and asset hardening analysis. Integrating proprietary asset data enables wildfire risk analysis and consequence modeling tailored to the customer’s specific industry providing reliable and timely information to support public safety initiatives and financial analysis.

Wildfire Analyst Enterprise Screenshots

Seamless Integration

Integrating Data, Models And Technologies

Contemporary fire behavior software tools required a high degree of specialization, training and effort in the preparation and conversion of GIS data to use the software. Historically, this has been a limitation in using these tools for initial attack and real time applications.

Wildfire Analyst was specifically designed to address this issue, providing analysis capabilities for a range of situations and users, with minimal knowledge of GIS data required. Wildfire Analyst provides seamless integration with Esri’s ArcGIS with no conversion or pre-processing required. This greatly increases usability, allowing users to concentrate on interpreting simulation outputs, and making important decisions about how and where to deploy firefighting resources.

Learn More
About Wildfire Analyst

Visit WildfireAnalyst.com

Interested in learning more about WFA and what the incredible modeling capabilities can do for you? Visit www.wildfireanalyst.com for more information.

Interested in purchasing Wildfire Analyst or seeing an extensive demo? Please contact us.

View Website     Request Demo

Start The
Collaboration Today!

Contact Us For A Software Demo

Get In Touch