| About the Fire Danger Rating System (FDRS)
The Fire Danger Rating System (FDRS) is a software system that rates the risk of fire based on meteorological data and ground conditions. Overlaid with land use and other relevant maps, the resulting FDRS maps would help agencies responsible for peatland management and fire control to plan their patrols and stop fires before they spread.
After being dormant for a time, the system is currently being revived and tested by the Malaysian Meteorological Department. The main reason for testing is to ensure that the data is reliable and useful for the relevant parties.
If the system is confirmed to be reliable and effective, the use of the system is planned to be expanded to other countries, beginning with Indonesia (in Riau) and Thailand.
To read more about the system, click here.