Review wildfire hazards, mitigation strategies and useful resources.

Wildfires are a risk throughout the U.S. and pose a significant threat to buildings and lives in wildfire-prone areas. As more and more businesses expand into the wildland-urban interface or WUI, a term used to designate wildfire-prone areas where homes and businesses are also located—the wildfire risk to businesses will also grow. In this environment, business protection must take into account both the materials and design features of the building, as well as the selection, location and maintenance of land­scape plants, including grasses, shrubs, bushes and trees.

This article (courtesy of the IBHS) provides an overview of wildfire hazards, mitigation strategies, and useful resources developed by IBHS to help you protect your business from the threat of wildfire.

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