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Structure Ignition Assessment can help reduce fire damages in the W-UIAuthor(s): Jack Cohen; Jim Saveland
Source: Fire Management Notes, 57(4) 19-23
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe 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.
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CitationCohen, Jack; Saveland, Jim. 1997. Structure Ignition Assessment can help reduce fire damages in the W-UI. Fire Management Notes, 57(4) 19-23
Keywordswildland-urban interface, W-UI, residential fire losses, Structure Ignition Assessment Model, SIAM
- Preventing disaster: Home ignitability in the wildland-urban interface
- What is the wildland fire threat to homes?
- Reducing the wildland fire threat to homes: Where and how much?
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