| Abstract:||The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) studied Alberta’s presuppression preparedness planning system (PPS). Operations were observed in three fire management duty rooms during active fire days. Statistical analysis was carried out to determine whether percent coverage levels, which are set in policy, are adequate to meet initial attack objectives. This report provides a detailed description of the PPS, describes
potential weaknesses of the system, and summarizes the results of the statistical analysis.