The National Institute of Technology has developed a scale denoting the risk to wildfire exposure for urban areas. This scale has potential to assist with urban fire planning and create awareness among citizens.
Ratings of wildfire exposure derived from the WUI Hazard Scale can be incorporated into a map of the different levels of risk throughout a community and pinpoint where protective measures are most needed. The ember risks shown in this illustration increase from E1 (no likely exposure) to E4 (highest likelihood of exposure). Credit: Alex Maranghides, NIST
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