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This standard provides a methodology for assessing wildland fire ignition hazards around existing structures and provides requirements for new construction to reduce the potential of structure ignition from wildland fires.
Provisions specify how to perform a hazard assessment of each structure ignition zone to determine relative risk, the extent of wildland fire hazard, and appropriate mitigation measures. NFPA 1144 also presents design, construction, and landscaping criteria for fire agencies, land use planners, architects, developers, and local government for planning development in areas that might be threatened by wildfire.
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