The FWI standard is the first major subsystem of the CFFDRS to be completed. It provides relative measures of fuel moisture and fire behavior potential. It is encapsulated in its own COM object. A COM interface was chosen over a regular DLL interface only so that applications programmed in other languages could use this functionality. This object does not support the standard COM IPersistStream, IPersistStreamInit, and IPersistStorage interfaces, since this object does not maintain any state information, it is only a collection of methods.