Implementation Guidelines for Executive Order 13728 – Wildland-Urban Interface Federal Risk Management

Guidance to implement EO 13728 and to protect federal facilities from the risks of wildfires. Download the guidelines PDF 514 KB

International WUI Code

The International WUI Code is a model code intended to supplement a jurisdiction’s building and fire codes. The objective of the code is to establish minimum regulations for the safeguarding of life and property from the intrusion of fire from wildland fire exposures and fire exposures from adjacent structures, and to prevent structure fires from spreading to wildland fuels, even in the absence of fire department involvement.

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National Fire Protection Association

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards provide a practical and effective blueprint for how to minimize and manage the wildfire threat. They include:

NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
Identifies the minimum job performance requirements (JPRs) for career and volunteer firefighters whose duties are primarily structural in nature.
NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications
Identifies the minimum JPRs for fire officers.
NFPA 1051, Wildland Firefighting Personnel Professional Qualifications
Identifies the minimum JPRs for wildland firefighting personnel.
NFPA 1141, Standard for Fire Protection Infrastructure for Land Development in Wildland, Rural, and Suburban Areas
Describes the overall fire protection, roadways, water sources, fire suppression planning and land use issues associated with general development.
NFPA 1142, Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Firefighting
Defines water flow and delivery requirements, engineering standards and alternative systems for providing adequate water in rural and suburban environments.
NFPA 1143, Standard for Wildland Fire Management
Provides minimum requirements to fire protection organizations on the management of wildland fire, including prevention, mitigation, preparation and suppression.
NFPA 1144, Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire
Provides a methodology for assessing wildland fire ignition hazards around existing structures, residential developments and subdivisions. It also assesses improved property or planned property improvement that will be located in a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) area and it provides minimum requirements for new construction to reduce the potential of structure ignition from wildland fires.
NFPA 1906, Standard for Wildland Fire Apparatus
Defines the requirements for new automotive fire apparatus designed primarily to support wildland fire suppression operations, including apparatus equipped with a slip-on firefighting module.
NFPA 1977, Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting
Establishes requirements for protective clothing and equipment to protect against the adverse environmental effects encountered by personnel performing wildland firefighting operations.
NFPA 1984, Respirators for Wildland Fire Fighting Operations
Provides comprehensive requirements for respiratory protection for wildland firefighting personnel from inhalation hazards in non-IDLH (Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health) wildland environments.