Standards allow for the smooth mobilization of resources across the country and internationally in times of need. Standards help to ensure that resources are compatible, functional and integrate easily onto the receiving agency's system.  

Data Standards allow for the efficient sharing of wildland fire data across agencies and the use and analysis of this data in national wildland fire planning, operations and research.

The WFX-FIT is a valid job-related physical performance standard used to determine whether an individual possesses the physical capabilities necessary to meet the rigorous demands encountered while fighting wildland fires.