IBHS supports the use of wildland-urban interface (WUI) codes to help reduce the potential for wildland fires to spread into the built environment.
The Wildfire Codes & Standards – State-by-State Reference Guide is a comprehensive assessment of wildfire building codes in each of the 50 states. In addition to the assessment of wildfire-focused codes in each state, the members-only guide includes a glossary of wildfire terminology and IBHS guidance on wildfire-resistant building construction.
- Only four states have WUI specific building codes adopted statewide
- Eight states have guidelines or programs to reduce wildfire risk
- Where WUI codes exist, enforcement of those codes remains a challenge