National Guide for Wildland-Urban Interface Fires

2023 – National Research Council of Canada

A National Guide for Wildland-Urban Interface Fires, the first of its kind for Canada, was recently published by the National Research Council of Canada as part of the Climate-Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure (CRBCPI) initiative, funded by Infrastructure Canada.

The Guide is intended to mitigate the growing risk of damage and loss due to WUI fires by improving the resilience of buildings, infrastructure and communities to wildfire. Drawing on recent wildfire research, existing codes, standards and guidelines, and insights gained from international experts, the Guide provides support for diminishing the risk in the WUI areas of Canada, including information on:

  • hazard and exposure assessment
  • vegetation management and construction measures
  • community planning and resources
  • emergency planning and outreach

This guidance will help to minimize the impact of WUI fires by reducing their likelihood and severity, inhibiting their spread, and improving the effectiveness of community response.

The Guide is a comprehensive resource for anyone working towards minimizing the impact of WUI fires on buildings, infrastructure and communities and improving their resilience, including local governments and authorities, planners, emergency managers, developers, insurers, and property owners.

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