Our Beginnings

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center (FWAC) started in February 2017 as the basis for a platform to serve backcountry users— recreationists—and the public. We love, what we call "gettin' out", and wanted to share our awesome tools and services with everyone else. From mountain biking to hiking to snowmobiling; wildfires, weather, and snow (i.e.: avalanches) affect those activities in some way or another. FWAC develops proprietary, leading-edge products and services for our users and followers; they help those people with critical decisions for their daily lives and their backcountry adventures. Our team is comprised of several experts in recreation, weather, technology, and business management. FWAC excels at the leadership of these individuals.

Our Goals

  1. Always provide accurate, real-time data and information
  2. Support backcountry recreation through our services and products
  3. Continue building professional relationships with partners and other organizations

Organizational Governance

The FWAC Board of Directors is comprised of several individuals, who choose to remain anonymous, that work countless volunteer hours to build, develop, and manage the organization and its products and services. The Board is made up of individuals credentialed in meteorology, geographical information systems (GIS), web development, wildland firefighting, and state highway maintenance. Various directors on the Board hold one or more of the following credentials/certifications:

  • NFPA Wildland Firefighter Type 2 (including S-190 & S-290)
  • American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Avalanche Forecasting
  • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (COMET) Avalanche Weather Forecasting
  • Bachelor & Master Degrees in Business Management
  • Bachelor & Master Degrees in Atmospheric Science
  • Doctoral Degree in Kinesiology
  • FCC Amateur Radio licensees
  • FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) 100-900 levels

Organization Documents
IRS 501(c)(3) - Tax Exemption Ruling · Oregon DNC Articles of Incorporation · FWAC Organizational Bylaws

Join FWAC's Team!

As FWAC's organization grows larger, we look for talented and passionate individuals to join our team. We are working to develop a paid stipend internship program. We look for people with interests in meteorology, backcountry recreation, wildfire suppression/management, business, and more. Periodically, we seek additional people to fill seats on our Board of Directors.

We're not hiring right now, but feel free to send us your resume.
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