Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub


    The wildland-urban interface (W-UI) refers to residential areas surrounded by or adjacent to wildland areas. In recent years, significant W-UI residential fire losses have occurred nationwide in the United States that have focused attention on the principal W-UI problem - losses of life and property to fire. To assess potential ignitions, SIAM uses an analytical approach and worst-case assumptions to establish relationships between the design of a structure and its exposure to fire.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Cohen, Jack; Saveland, Jim. 1997. Structure Ignition Assessment can help reduce fire damages in the W-UI. Fire Management Notes, 57(4) 19-23


    wildland-urban interface, W-UI, residential fire losses, Structure Ignition Assessment Model, SIAM

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page