Wildland Toolkit is a calculator and reference guide for wildland firefighters. With it, you can predict fire behavior much like a weather prediction. Just enter the fuel, weather, and topography information and Wildland Toolkit will generate:
--RH and Dewpoint
--Fine Dead Fuel Moisture
--Probability of Ignition
--Rate of Spread
--Direction of Max Spread
All 54 of the new fuel models are supported, with a guide to select the proper fuel model, complete with sample photos.
NOTE: There are no known calculation errors in this version. We will immediately fix any problems reported to us directly.
Wildland Toolkit is not a tutorial on wildland fire behavior, so if the terms above do not make any sense, then this application will not teach you. It is assumed that you know the same background information that is presented in an S290 or S390 class. The calculations done in the Wildland Toolkit are similar to what is done with the BEHAVE software, but you will find the user interface much easier to use.
--In addition, numerous safety checklists and reference guides are included, such as watchouts, fire orders, safety zones, watchouts, structure defense, sizeups, crew briefing, after action reviews, LCANS, and complexity analysis etc.
--Photos and diagrams are provided for cloud types, hand signals, common wildland tools, firefighting aircraft, and ICS org charts.
--Interactive practice quizzes are included for basic wildland fire, CPR, NIMS IS-700, S230 and S290.
--ICS reference guide with position descriptions, an index of forms, and incident typing
--Pack Test Timer guides you through your pack test and tells you your current pace and expected finish time ***
--Cool Slope Calculator uses your phone to tell you slope
--And if that's not all, the IRPG is provided in PDF form
*** Pack Test timer uses GPS. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. GPS is not used if the Pack Test is stopped.
Added QR scanner to save an IAP link
Ratings and Reviews
Decent app, but lacks accuracy.
This app is pretty good; useful is quickly calculating weather observations, fdfm, and PIG when precision isn't crucial (ie. to get a general idea). However, the calculations aren't as accurate as using an actual belt weather kit. Also, with the recent addition of the firefighting aircraft, there is at least one error. The Blackhawk's nomenclature is incorrect, and coming from a military veteran who fights fire now, that disturbs me. The correct nomenclature is UH-60, not UH-50. There has never been a UH-50 blackhawk. Errors as simple as that in this app make me question the accuracy of the rest of the app features.
I have been using this software (in various formats) all the way back to my PalmPilot. It has always been top notch all the way. This most recent version for the Iphone is a much better app than the Palm version, and priced better. The only thing I hope for in the future updates, is the ability to use it in landscape mode when needed. Good job John Covele thanks for continuing to advance the product to the best platform ever.
It is a great App for any management personnell. Has all the checklists and does your weather calculations quickly and easily. My only complaint is that in AK we have different elevation ranges for use with the RH charts. When support for determining the RH on Alaska fires is added I will give it 5 stars.
UPDATE: Great improvements in the 1.2 update. The addition of the cloud pictures and descriptions is very useful along with the Organization Charts. Still no Alaska RH tables. Need to add this so it can be used on Alaska fires.
Also missing is information about the CFFDRS (Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System) which is used in Canada and Alaska. This would be helpful to a large part of the fire community.
Getting better but 5 stars is for a perfect product. You'll get it when there is support for the northern half of North America.
- Peakview Software LLC
- 43.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2008 John Covele
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.