The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) funds scientific research on wildland fires and distributes results to help policymakers, fire managers and practitioners make sound decisions. 

As a JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network, CAFMS is a part of this coordinated national effort. The JFSP is committed to their mission to:

  • Provide credible research tailored to the needs of fire and fuel managers
  • Engage and listen to clients and then develop focused, strategic lines of new research responsive to those needs
  • Solicit proposals from scientists who compete for funding through a rigorous peer-review process designed to ensure the best projects are funded
  • Focus on science delivery when research is completed with a suite of communication tools to ensure that managers are aware of, understand, and can use the information to make sound decisions and implement projects


Find out more about the JFSP and their mission.