Fire pre-suppression measures include those activities and systems that are required to enable fire protection organizations to cope with wildfires before they start. These measures include:
Fire plans and intelligence systems Detection systems
Organizational structures Stand-by and response orders
Communications Fire equipment provisions
Fire-weather and fire-danger forecasting
Maintenance of access and water sources
Formation and training of fire-fighting crews
These pre-suppression systems and measures must be developed and maintained prior to the onset of the high fire danger period. Many of these elements can be integrated through an information and decision support system for fire managers. An idealized scheme of the elements required for a complete fire intelligence and fire management decisions support system is given in Appendix 6.