This 2-day National Fire Academy course is intended to help wildland fire partners develop educational programs and processes for creating, implementing and maintaining evacuation plans. Despite the efforts of fire suppression agencies, it is important that communities and their residents develop evacuation plans that can be implemented should wildland fire encroach on their communities. Evacuation plans can contribute to wildfire mitigation efforts in the wildland urban interface (WUI).
- Discuss the characteristics of the WUI, its problems, and how to reduce risk, including key elements of legal and social issues pertaining to evacuations.
- Describe the different elements included in evacuation planning, explain how to use maps to aid in evacuation planning, and apply notification methods for a specific community.
- Identify procedures and apply key concepts to implement and maintain the evacuation plan.