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