Georgia Fire Weather Services Operations Plan
January 31, 2012


NWS Peachtree City, GA
NWS Jacksonville, FL
NWS Tallahassee, FL
NWS Charleston, SC
NWS Columbia, SC
NWS Greenville-Spartanburg, SC

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This Operating Plan serves as the offical document governing interaction and relationships between the National Weather Service (NWS) offices that serve Georgia, and the federal, state and local land management agencies that rely on weather support in Georgia.


Relationship between the AOP and the Interagency Agreement

This Operating Plan is issued in lieu of a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the National Weather Service, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and other land management agencies that rely on fire weather support. The plan will also outline forecast operations and services available to customers. This includes products and formats, dissemination and coordination, and the responsibilities of customers.

This Operating Plan will be the governing document for fire weather procedures and cooperation among the following agencies:

  • National Weather Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Park Service
  • Department of Defense, U.S. Army
  • Georgia Forestry Commission
This Operating Plan for Fire Weather Services conforms with the Interagency Agreement for Meteorological Services, recertified in March, 2007. The Southern Area Mobilization Guide and the National Mobilization Guide further define the relationship between the wildland fire agencies and the NWS Incident Meteorologist.


Partners, Customers and Users

Partners, customers and users shall be defined as any person, group, agency or body which uses the products and services provided by the NWS in support of fire operations.

Table of Contents
Service Area & Organizational Directory
Services Provided by NWS
Wildland Fire Agency Responsibilities
Joint Responsibilities
Effective Date of the AOP
Signature Page
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