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should be specified as points, lines or polygons; however the 
current version of the COM limits fire line specifications to 
points only. 
3.2.4 Manager's Toolbox: Using the tools in the Manager's 
Toolbox, the user can update user accounts, update database 
data, update user submitted fires and hotspots. 
Update User Accounts: This tool allows a manager to see 
information about the users who have accessed the site. 
Information about the users includes: 
® their user status, 
« name and 
o Email. 
Only an existing manager can upgrade a general user to 
manager status. Similarly, only a managerial user can demote a 
user to general status or delete a user from the system. 
Database Management Tool: This tool is still under 
development. Once finished, this tool will allow users, with 
managerial status, to access or update the fire information 
database. Data in the fire information database will include fire 
weather information, provincial fuel type information and fire 
location information. 
User Submit Fires and Hotspots Tool: This application 
provides some tools for managing and monitoring fire and 
hotspot situations. Using these tools, managers can view the 
new fire information that has been submitted by other fire 
managers and edit or update information about fires as it 
becomes available. 
Wildfires and hotspots need quick response times. This system 
provides the manager with the ability to work on any computer 
at any time, and from any location. To ensure quick fire 
response times, the system will send an email to the fire 
managers the instant a user submits new fire or hotspot 
information to the system. In addition, having the detection 
software, reporting functions, fire simulation model and 
decision-making support tools available on the same website 
provides a seamless fire report and management tool that will 
help mitigate wildfire disasters. 
This research has the potential to greatly benefit fire managers 
in predicting and managing fires. The WMMS could help 
minimize suppression efforts by directing the supplies to the 
areas of active heat emissions via real-time thermal images and 
modeling techniques. As a result, this system could not only 
save time and money but also improve the safety of the ground 
based fire-fighters. This system will also be updated and 
improved as future versions of the Prometheus COM are 
released. Additional functions will also be created to 
supplement the Prometheus COM. Proposed functions will be 
designed to incorporate additional variables that affect fire 
behavior. Two additions are currently being researched. One 
addition will involve the incorporation a resource 
location/allocation function. The second addition is to include 
a danger vs. economic loss rating variables into the Prometheus 
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The Authors would like to thank Mr. Cordy Tymstra from 
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development for providing the 
Prometheus COM software. 

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