Fire departments across the country are increasingly being called upon to respond to WUI fires, including brush, grass, forest fires or other outdoor fires. You may believe that you don't have a WUI problem, and that WUI fires only occur in western states, but more than 46 million residences in 70,000 communities in the United States are at risk for WUI fires.
Wildland Urban Interface Firefighting for the Structural Company Officer F0610
This 2-day off-campus course covers:
- Introduction to WUI firefighting
- Interface environment
- Wildland fire behavior
- Command and control issues
Check the course schedule for an offering near you.
Creating a Community Wildfire Protection Plan
The form-fillable templates in this guide help you to create an action plan for your community and document assets at risk, forest and landscape health issues, and key stakeholders.
Analysis of NFIRS incidents in the WUI
The second report in our Wildfire Report Series examines 2009 to 2011 California WUI incidents reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) in terms of travel time, loss measures and fire cause and compares the incidents to those outside WUI areas.