Wildland and Urban Interface

A Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)  is any area where structures and other developments meet or intermingle with wildland or vegetative fuels.  When the vegetative fuels are extremely dry, they can easily ignite under the current conditions of low humidity, low moisture and high winds. Below are links that will help you understand the dangers associated with wildland urban interfaces and steps you can take to reduce the dangers of fire.

NFPA Widlland Fire Safety   
 
 Firewise Checklist for Homeowners  

 
 A Guide to Firewise Principles   
  
  Explore a Firewise Home – Virtual Tour   

  
 Preparing  a Home for Wildfires – Interactive   

 
 Making Your Home Firewise Video   

 
 Landscaping Design and Installation Video  

 
 Landscaping Maintenance Video   

 
 Fire-Resistant Landscaping and Building Materials Video   

 
 Foundation Plantings Video