FWAC History & Portfolio

Our History Timeline

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).

February 2018

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.

August 2017

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.

June 2017

FWAC became a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation registered in the state of Oregon.
Began integrated numerous interagency dispatch centers for wildfire data.

February 2017

FWAC was founded by two individuals who went on to establish an official Board of Directors.
The intial FWAC website was launched.

August 2015

The Wildfire Map was first launched using intial wildfire data from one local interagency dispatch center.

Our Products in Action

This is our collection of the Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center "at work." These portfolio collections showcase the work we have accomplished, or examples where our products have benefited others in the fire, weather and avalanche community.