Contact: Michael E. Newman
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Caption: Ratings of wildfire exposure derived from the WUI Hazard Scale can be incorporated into a map of the different levels of risk throughout a community and pinpoint where protective measures or “hardening” of structures are most needed.The ember risks shown in this illustration increase from E1, no likely exposure, to E4, highest likelihood of exposure.
Credit: Alex Maranghides, NIST
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