Essential for community preparedness and protection, NFPA 1144: Reducing Structure Ignitions from Wildland Fire provides a methodology for assessing wildland fire ignition hazards around existing structures and provides requirements for new construction to reduce the potential of structure ignition from wildland fires.
Revised to incorporate the latest industry data from the USDA Forest Service, NIST, and other authorities, the Standard's updated provisions cover design, construction and landscaping elements for structures in the wildland/urban interface.
The 2018 edition of NFPA 1144:
NFPA 1144 presents basic criteria for fire agencies, land use planners, architects, developers, and local government for planning development in areas that might be threatened by wildfire. When used as part of a cooperative approach among key disciplines, the Standard provides guidance in the design and development of Firewise Communities in or near wildland fire-prone areas. Landscapers, commercial property owners, and homeowners can also use this document to reduce the likelihood of structure ignition during a wildfire event.