Capability Gap

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.
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