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Fire Chief Digital: Facing the growing WUI fire threat

This issue focuses on the history, current trends and future of the WUI fire threat


It’s with a heavy heart that we pass along that Christina Randall died unexpectedly at IAFC’s WUI conference. She gave us an insightful interview for this edition.

WUI fires aren’t just a wildland problem; they threaten most structural fire department jurisdictions. And that threat is growing.

In this edition of Fire Chief Digital, we examine the history, current trends and future of the WUI fire threat. We’ve also provided advice to help you assess your risk and engage your community in mitigation efforts.

Read the issue to learn:

  • How to prep your department for WUI fires
  • Best practices for prevention and mitigation from a WUI fire expert
  • How to apply lessons from past wildfires and fight future blazes
  • The invisible threat to fire chiefs: open-space islands

You can view the issue as a digital magazine or download as a PDF.

The Fire Chief Digital Edition, a quarterly supplement to and the Fire Chief eNews, brings a sharpened focus to some of the most challenging topics facing fire chiefs and fire service leaders everywhere.