Fire Technology

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 195–203

Fire protection in the urban/wildland interface: Who plays what role?

  • William G. Bradshaw

DOI: 10.1007/BF01038177

Cite this article as:
Bradshaw, W.G. Fire Technol (1988) 24: 195. doi:10.1007/BF01038177


The problem of fire protection in the urban/wildland interface is a complex combination of three components: fire behavior and combustion, social and political factors, and the cooperation of property owners. By examining the problem's component parts, it is easier to understand its complexity and to integrate often quite diverse factors relating to interface fire protection.

Key words

wildland/urbanurban/wildlandinterfacewildfirefire protection

Copyright information

© National Fire Protection Association 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • William G. Bradshaw
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Forest ServicePacific Southwest Forest and Range StationRiversideUSA