January 1, 2020
True North Gear, a firefighting gear and apparel company in Seattle, WA, partners with FWAC for the 2020 year to promote the Wildfire Map and their line of wildland firefighter gear and apparel. Read more here.
August 14, 2019
FWAC received a $9,000 grant from the Wildhorse Foundation. Read more at https://www.fireweatheravalanche.org/about/press-releases/2020/01/02/fwac-receives-wildhorse-foundation-grant.
May 10, 2019
FWAC intends to be the best provider of wildfire information in the U.S. To achieve this goal, we spent several months making improvements and adding new features to our Wildfire Map. This is the most data we've included in any one of our products!
May 9, 2018
FWAC listened to feedback and analyzed a substantial amount of data to make big changes to the wildfire map for fire season 2018, including cleaning up the layout, improving the search feature, adding 6 more states (a total of 11), and improving servers to make the map faster (just to name a few).
FWAC celebrates being an official nonprofit organization for one year.
November 29, 2017
Began featuring the first aerial footage pertaining to outdoor recreation and snow conditions, dubbed the FWAC Flyover.
October 26, 2017
The first issuance of the Slope of Nope avalanche prediction model was done.
September 15, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officially granted FWAC 501(c)(3) nonprofit status allowing us to receive donations that are tax deductible.
Nearly 1,000 people per minute were viewing the Wildfire map, so the website was moved to a powerful CentOS server in combination with Amazon AWS.
FWAC became a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation registered in the state
Began integrated numerous interagency dispatch centers for wildfire data.
FWAC was founded by two individuals who went on to establish an
official Board of Directors.
The intial FWAC website was launched.
The Wildfire Map was first launched using intial wildfire data from one local interagency dispatch center.
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the work we have accomplished, or examples where our products have benefited others in the fire, weather and avalanche community.