Challenges in the Wildland Urban Interface

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Mar 30, 2012

WUI 2012
The annual Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Conference, powered by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), comes to a close at the end of today.   Presenters and attendees have gathered from around the world to discuss the many challenges associated with wildland fires in the WUI.  Pre-conference workshops, educational sessions, exhibits, and a field trip for Sand-Table Exercise have been taking place throughout the week.    

Industry professionals have provided information on the Home Ignition Zone Hazard Assessment, Fire Adapted Communities, Ready Set Go, Project Wildfire, and the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, to name just a few.  This is the premier event for emergency managers, fire service professionals, communities, and researchers to discuss issues surrounding wildland fire in WUI.  Be sure to keep an eye out for the announcement of the Wildland Urban Interface 2013 Conference in the near future. 

Check out this video to see an example of some of the information covered during the conference.


-Ryan Depew