WUI Planning Series: Evacuation, Land Use and Fire Codes P0608

Curriculum: Fire Protection: Technical Wildland Urban Interface
Training Specialists

George Morgan

Michael Weller

Delivery type
6-Day On-Campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
ACE has not yet reviewed this new course.

This six-day pilot course consists of three modules:

  1. Land Use Planning:  Demonstrates how land use planning can contribute to mitigation efforts in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). WUI is the area where development meets and intermingles with Wildlands. WUI areas have an inherent elevated wildfire risk due to the complexity of fuels, and the proximity of development to Wildlands with natural wildfire areas.
  2. Adopting Regulations for the WUI: Provides an introduction to the model fire and building codes associated with the WUI as well as examples of zoning codes that may be used to support the mitigation effort.  Adopting and enforcing WUI fire, building, and zoning codes can aid in mitigating the spread of wildfire within the WUI.
  3. Introduction to Evacuation Planning and Procedure: Helps Wildland partners develop educational programs to assist them with developing a process for creating evacuation plans on a community and resident level.

Selection criteria

This course is for a multidisciplinary group of practitioners and is open to:

  • Land use planners.
  • Fire prevention and operations personnel.
  • Mitigation specialists.
  •  Code officials.
  • Foresters.
  • Emergency managers.
  • Parks and open space managers.
  • Hazard mitigation professionals.

Developers and industry professionals such as:

  • Insurance representatives.
  • Realtors.
  • Developers.


Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online.  Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Post-course requirements