Wildland Urban Interface

Folsom residents consider themselves lucky to live so close to nature.  With abundant parks, natural habitats and wildland areas, we are fortunate to get to enjoy such pleasures.

 

This type of environment is known as a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).  In planning and public safety language, a wildland urban interface is a zone where human structures and other human developments meet, or intermingle with undeveloped wildlands.

 

Despite all of the benefits, responsibility comes with living within a WUI, and as a community we need to be aware of, and prepare for, the risk of fire.

 

Preparation only helps when fire breaks out, but can significantly reduce the risk of fire beginning in the first place.