Inadequate perception of fire risk and lack of risk awareness in Wildland Urban Interface areas
- Lack of security culture: wildfire risk prevention isn’t integrated in the mindset and lifestyle of the citizens living in the WUI areas.
- Neither perception nor ownership of fire risk: most citizens remain inactive even if they are informed of the fire risk
- Systematic risk communication and organized citizen awareness campaigns are missing for fire prone WUI areas.
- Tourists and visitors to WUI fire-prone areas are more exposed to fire risk than locals, since they have limited knowledge of the territory and the local risks.