Wildland and WUI Fire Research Planning Workshop

Fires in the wildland and in wildland urban interface (WUI) communities are a growing problem. These fires have massive economic impacts both in the structural loss, affecting businesses and households, and the cost of fire suppression and re-forestation. This workshop was conducted on 14 July 2015, and held at the Embassy Suites Denver – Tech Center, 10250 East Costilla Avenue, Centennial, Colorado. Forty-two fire protection and safety professionals attended. The goal of the workshop was to provide clarification of the research needs for the wildland and WUI fire problem by: reviewing related research, discussing trends, and identification/prioritization of research needs. This activity is intended to directly support the applicable NFPA Technical Committees and programs. The summary observations from this discussion are separated according to the sub-topics of Fire Management and Fire Protection.

See the workshop report. (PDF,4 MB)