Prometheus is a deterministic wildland fire growth simulation model based on the Fire Weather Index (FWI) and Fire Behaviour Prediction (FBP) sub-systems of the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS). The model computes spatially-explicit fire behaviour and spread outputs given heterogeneous fuel, topography and weather conditions. All spatial outputs are compatible with Geographic Information Systems.

Potential Applications


Prometheus 5.5.0 is now available for download. This version includes spatial weather interpolation and user interface enhancements. Additional unit conversions are now available for displaying input and output values. Grid outputs for Flame Length and Fire Arrival Time have been introduced. A bug fix related to fire perimeter exports on 32-bit operating systems was made. A new color scheme recently developed by the CIFFC Geospatial Community of Practice has been incorporated into the National default FBP lookup table. This color scheme is Canada's new national standard for mapping FBP fuel types. Existing FGM files will not be affected by the new color scheme. No changes were made to the New Zealand lookup table. Work is progressing on a new 2-D map view.

Please note that backward compatibility is no longer provided for FGM files created prior to version 5.0.

Last Modified: January 11, 2013