fire hazard severity

Data format: SDE Feature Class

File or table name: fire_hazard

Theme keywords: environment, FHSZ, SRA, fire hazard, wildfire, State Responsibility Area, Fire protection, Real estate disclosure

Abstract: Fire Hazard Severity zones for State Responsibility areas. PRC 4201 - 4204 and Govt. Code 51175-89 direct the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to map areas of significant fire hazards based on fuels, terrain, weather, and other relevant factors. These zones, referred to as Fire Hazard Severity Zones (FHSZ), define the application of various mitigation strategies to reduce risk associated with wildland fires. CAL FIRE is remapping Fire Hazard Severity Zones (FHSZ) for State Responsibility Areas (SRA) and Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ) recommendations in Local Responsibility Areas (LRA) to provide updated map zones, based on new data, science, and technology. This specific dataset is used to create the official "Maps of Fire Hazard Severity Zones in the State Responsibility Area of California" as required by Public Resources Code 4201-4204 and entitled in the California Code of Regulation, Title 14, Section 1280 Fire Hazard Severity Zones, and as adopted by CAL FIRE on November 7, 2007 Maps of the adopted zones in SRA are available at: http://frap.cdf.ca.gov/projects/hazard/fhz.html More information about the project can be found at: http://frap.cdf.ca.gov/projects/hazard/hazard.html

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Identification Information:


Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: CAL FIRE - FRAP


Title:
fire hazard severity
*File or table name: fire_hazard


Publication date: 20071101
Edition: 06_3
*Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data


Series information:
Series name: Draft

Other citation details:
The user will cite the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as the original source of the data, but will clearly denote cases where the original data have been altered, updated, or in any way changed from the original condition.


Description:
Abstract:
Fire Hazard Severity zones for State Responsibility areas.
PRC 4201 - 4204 and Govt. Code 51175-89 direct the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to map areas of significant fire hazards based on fuels, terrain, weather, and other relevant factors. These zones, referred to as Fire Hazard Severity Zones (FHSZ), define the application of various mitigation strategies to reduce risk associated with wildland fires. 

CAL FIRE is remapping Fire Hazard Severity Zones (FHSZ) for State Responsibility Areas (SRA) and Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ) recommendations in Local Responsibility Areas (LRA) to provide updated map zones, based on new data, science, and technology.

This specific dataset is used to create the official "Maps of Fire Hazard Severity Zones in the State Responsibility Area of California" as required by Public Resources Code 4201-4204 and entitled in the California Code of Regulation, Title 14, Section 1280 Fire Hazard Severity Zones, and as adopted by CAL FIRE on November 7, 2007

Maps of the adopted zones in SRA are available at: http://frap.cdf.ca.gov/projects/hazard/fhz.html
More information about the project can be found at: http://frap.cdf.ca.gov/projects/hazard/hazard.html

Purpose:
The goal of this mapping effort is to create more accurate fire hazard zone designations such that mitigation strategies are implemented in areas where hazards warrant these investments. The fire hazard zones will provide specific designation for application of defensible space and building standards consistent with known mechanisms of fire risk to people, property, and natural resources.

This dataset provides zones in SRA, as adopted by CAL FIRE on November 7, 2007

*Language of dataset: en


Time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: 20071111

Currentness reference:
ground condition

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
*West bounding coordinate: -122.649212
*East bounding coordinate: -122.061245
*North bounding coordinate: 38.864321
*South bounding coordinate: 38.153352

Local bounding coordinates:
*Left bounding coordinate: 6376815.593280
*Right bounding coordinate: 6544054.591478
*Top bounding coordinate: 2076596.091548
*Bottom bounding coordinate: 1818321.692415

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: environment
Theme keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category

Theme:
Theme keywords: FHSZ
Theme keyword thesaurus: FRAP custom

Theme:
Theme keywords: SRA, fire hazard, wildfire, State Responsibility Area, Fire protection, Real estate disclosure
Theme keyword thesaurus: None

Place:
Place keywords: California, Napa, American Canyon, Yountville, St Helena, Calistoga
Place keyword thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System

Place:
Place keyword thesaurus: FRAP custom

Access constraints: Access to this data is limited to County of Napa, partner agencies, government agencies or non-profits. Please contact County GIS staff for more information.
Use constraints:
This version supercedes draft or proposed zones released in previous versions of the data.

Disclaimer: This GIS data is intended to provide a visual display of data for the user's convenience. Users of this data are hereby notified that the appropriate public primary information sources should be consulted for verification of the information.  Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of this data, the County of Napa makes no warranty, representation or guaranty as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any of the data provided herein and explicitly disclaims any representations and warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The County of Napa assumes no liability for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of how caused and assumes no liability for any decisions made or actions taken or not taken by the user of the data in reliance upon any information or data furnished hereunder. Because the GIS data provided is not warranted to be up-to-date, the user should check with the County staff for updated information.

Point of contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: FRAP Fire and Fuels Specialist
Contact organization: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Fire and Resource Assessment Program (CALFIRE - FRAP)
Contact position: FRAP Fire and Fuels Specialist


Contact address:
Address type: physical address
Address:
1300 U St.
City: Sacramento
State or province: CA
Postal code: 95818
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 916-327-3939
Contact facsimile telephone: 916-324-1180


Contact electronic mail address: FRAPdatacontact@fire.ca.gov


Hours of service: M-F 8 -5



Browse graphic:
Browse graphic file name: http://frap.cdf.ca.gov/data/browsegraphic/fhsz_map.png
Browse graphic file type: PNG

Data set credit:
CAL FIRE recoginzes the important contribution of various local government entities that contributed data, maps, and comments that were critical components of the FHSZ mapping process.

Security information:

*Native dataset format: SDE Feature Class
*Native data set environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850


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Data Quality Information:


Logical consistency report:
Fuel conditions were derived from the "best available" vegetation data, which varies in quality across the state. At the extreme, FRAP is aware of a few counties where outdated vegetation data proved to be a significant challenge for generating a quality data product. The review and comment process was critical for improving the zoning in these counties.

FRAP made every effort to obtain updated incorporated city boundaries, which affect SRA/LRA designations. However, in cases where annexations were not obtained or new annnexations have occurred, areas may be incorrectly classified in terms of SRA/LRA designation.

Positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy:
Lineage:
Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:


Publication date:
Edition:


Source contribution:
More information about data sources and methodology is provided at;  http://frap.cdf.ca.gov/projects/hazard/hazard.html

Process step:
Process description:
Dataset copied.

Process date: 20071210


Source used citation abbreviation:
q:\projects\fhsz\p1_final\shapefiles (unzipped)\c10fhsz_p1


Process step:
Process description:
Metadata imported.

Process date: 20071210


Source used citation abbreviation:
q:\projects\fhsz\p1_final\metadata\c10fhsz_p1.shp.xml


Process step:
Process description:
Metadata imported.

Process date: 20071210


Source used citation abbreviation:
q:\projects\fhsz\p1_final\statewide\fhszsra06_1.shp.xml


Process step:
Process description:
Dataset copied.

Process date: 20071210


Source used citation abbreviation:
\\fphqsan\frap\projects\fhsz\draft\sra_working\a_fhsz07_working3.gdb


Process step:
Process description:
Metadata imported.

Process date: 20071210


Source used citation abbreviation:
c:\temp\xml28.tmp


Process step:
Process description:
Dataset copied and projected to NAD83, State Plane Zone 2.

Process date: 20080908


Process step:
Process description:
Dataset copied.

Process date: 20110125
Process time: 15441800


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Spatial Data Organization Information:


*Direct spatial Rreference method: Vector


Point and vector object information:
ESRI terms description:
*Name: fire_hazard
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry:
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 184
*Spatial index: TRUE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


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Spatial Reference Information:


Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Coordinate system name:
*Projected coordinate system name: NAD_1983_StatePlane_California_II_FIPS_0402_Feet
*Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_North_American_1983

Planar:
Planar coordinate information:
*Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
*Abscissa resolution: 0.000328
*Ordinate resolution: 0.000328
*Planar distance units: survey feet

Geodetic model:
*Horizontal datum name: North American Datum of 1983
*Ellipsoid name: Geodetic Reference System 80
*Semi-major axis: 6378137.000000
*Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222

Vertical coordinate system definition:
Altitude system definition:
*Altitude resolution: 1.000000
*Altitude encoding method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

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Entity and Attribute Information:


Detailed description:
*Name: fire_hazard


Entity type:
Entity type label: fire hazard severity
*Entity type type: Feature Class
*Entity type count: 184
Entity type definition:
FHSZ polygons within SRA

Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape
*Attribute alias: Shape
*Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Geometry
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Coordinates defining the features.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: HAZ_CODE
*Attribute alias: HAZ_CODE
Attribute definition:
Hazard code for polygon

*Attribute type: SmallInteger
*Attribute width: 2
*Attribute precision: 5
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 1
Enumerated domain value definition:
Moderate

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 2
Enumerated domain value definition:
High

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 3
Enumerated domain value definition:
Very High

Attribute:
*Attribute label: HAZ_CLASS
*Attribute alias: HAZ_CLASS
Attribute definition:
Hazard Class name

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 17
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: Moderate
Enumerated domain value definition:
Corresponds to HAZ_CODE = 1

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: High
Enumerated domain value definition:
Corresponds to HAZ_CODE = 2

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: Very High
Enumerated domain value definition:
Corresponds to HAZ_CODE = 3

Attribute:
*Attribute label: OBJECTID
*Attribute alias: OBJECTID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 10
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: SRA
*Attribute alias: SRA
Attribute definition:
Identifies State Responsibility Area polygons. These areas get wildfire protection from CAL FIRE

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 3
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: SRA
Enumerated domain value definition:
State Responsibility Area

Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape.STArea()
*Attribute alias: Shape.STArea()


*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape.STLength()
*Attribute alias: Shape.STLength()


*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


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Distribution Information:


Distributor:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: FRAP Data Librarian
Contact organization: CAL FIRE - FRAP
Contact position: FRAP Data Librarian


Contact address:
Address type: physical address
Address:
1300 U St.
City: Sacramento
State or province: CA
Postal code: 95818
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 916-327-3939
Contact facsimile telephone: 916-324-1180


Contact electronic mail address: FRAPdatacontact@fire.ca.gov


Hours of service: M-F 8-5



Resource description: fhszsra06_3


Distribution liability:
Disclaimer: This GIS data is intended to provide a visual display of data for the user's convenience. Users of this data are hereby notified that the appropriate public primary information sources should be consulted for verification of the information.  Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of this data, the County of Napa makes no warranty, representation or guaranty as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any of the data provided herein and explicitly disclaims any representations and warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The County of Napa assumes no liability for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of how caused and assumes no liability for any decisions made or actions taken or not taken by the user of the data in reliance upon any information or data furnished hereunder. Because the GIS data provided is not warranted to be up-to-date, the user should check with the County staff for updated information.

DISCLAIMER
The State of California and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy of data or maps.  The user will not seek to hold the State or the Department liable under any circumstances for any damages with respect to any claim by the user or any third party on account of or arising from the use of data or maps.
There are no restrictions on distribution of the data by users. However, users are encouraged to refer others to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to acquire the data, in case updated data become available.

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
Format version number: ArcGIS 9.2
File decompression technique: zip
Transfer size: Small (1 - 10 MB)
*Dataset size: 1.375

Custom order process:
None


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Metadata Reference Information:


*Metadata date: 20090507


*Language of metadata: en


Metadata contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: FRAP Fire and Fuels Specialist
Contact organization: CAL FIRE - FRAP
Contact position: FRAP Fire and Fuels Specialist


Contact address:
Address type: physical address
Address:
1300 U St.
City: Sacramento
State or province: CA
Postal code: 95818
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 916-327-3939
Contact facsimile telephone: 916-324-1180


Contact electronic mail address: FRAPdatacontact@fire.ca.gov


Hours of service: M-F 8-5



*Metadata standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
*Metadata standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
*Metadata time convention: local time


Metadata access constraints: none
Metadata use constraints:
none


Metadata security information:
Metadata security classification system: Public Data

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