Learn more about the assessment of wildfire regulatory and planning tools at the 2012 conference and Expo. This session will be presented by NFPA’s Molly Mowery, Ray Bizal, Don Elliot of Clarion Associations, and Casey Grant of the Fire Protection Research Foundation on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.
The risk of catastrophic fire occurrence in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) is a major issue in today’s fire protection community. There are many potential tools for zoning administrators, planners, and fire/emergency managers to consider when addressing their community’s wildfire risk. These tools include comprehensive planning, land use regulation, building codes and standards, voluntary programs (e.g. Firewise Communities/USA recognition program), Community Wildfire Protection Plans, and hazard mitigation planning.
This topic will be addressed through a panel discussion that will focus on: framing the WUI problem and general tools for addressing the WUI; regulations as a tool and results of a recent applicable research study; and highlighting current NFPA codes related to wildland fire. This session is sponsored by the Fire Service Section, Fire Protection Research Foundation, and the Wildland Fire Management Section.