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Wildland Urban Interface Information Center

Overview

More people are living in what is known as the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), where homes and other structures are built in or near woodland settings or forests. While residents enjoy the beauty of the environment, they also face the very real danger of wildfire. They can be ignited by escaped debris burning, the careless tossing of a cigarette, an unattended campfire, or from natural causes like lighting, and they spread fast. Several wildfire preparedness programs are available to help prevent casualties and property loss by wildfires. Use the links below to learn more about these valuable programs.
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Wildfire Awareness  

Fire season requires residents to be at a heightened awareness for the dangers of wildfire. Your local fire agency takes every precaution to help protect you and your property from fire. However, during a large wildfire, there may not be enough fire engines or firefighters to defend every home. Successful preparation requires you to take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family from the dangers of wildfire. 
                                     
Ready- Be ready 
Be Firewise. Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildland fire so your home is ready in case of a wildfire. Create defensible space by clearing brush away from your home. Use fire-resistant landscaping and protect your home with fire-safe materials.  Assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe place. Plan escape routes and make sure all those living in your home know your wildfire action plan.
 
Set- Be prepared 
Put together a "go kit" and pack your emergency items. Stay aware of the latest news and information on the fire from local media, your local fire and police agencies. 
 
Go- Act early
Follow your personal wildland fire action plan. Get yourself and your family to safety. Doing so will not only support your safety, but will allow firefighters to best maneuver resources to combat the fire. 

 
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