ABSTRACT

LLIS Wildland Fire Trend Analysis: Wildland Urban Interface   [open pdf - 291KB]

"The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) is the line, area, or zone where structures and other human development meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland or vegetative fuels. Approximately 70,000 communities in the WUI are at risk from wildfire in the United States. Fires in the WUI are especially a concern in the western United States where drought and increased development in and around forests have amplified the hazard. WUI fires can quickly grow in both size and complexity, impacting multiple jurisdictions. Emergency managers can help mitigate the threat of WUI fires through whole community planning and involvement, utilizing interagency coordination, tabletop exercises, and community awareness campaigns prior to WUI fires."

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2015-01-06
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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