WUI Chief’s Guide

The WUI Chief’s Guide was designed by fire chiefs for fire chiefs to help provide a better understanding of the wildland-urban interface and the necessary information to help prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover from these events.

The IAFC’s Wildland Fire Policy Committee identified a need for a complete resource for local chiefs and fire department leadership,"  said Erik Litzenberg, WFPC chair and city manager of Santa Fe, New Mexico. "The WUI Chief’s Guide provides a step-by-step, comprehensive approach, providing tips for chiefs of all experience levels to prepare their departments and communities for success against the threat of wildland fire and recovery.

This guide helps individuals understand how a fire chief or other official can help a community effectively manage the emerging risk of fires in the wildland-urban interface. Each section contains information and advice, case studies, and where possible, links to applicable resources.