WUI Fire Evacuation and Sheltering Considerations: Assessment, Planning, and Execution (ESCAPE)

This report uses lessons learned to establish a methodology for use by Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) communities when developing notification and evaluation plans. It enables the integration of local knowledge and real-time information to increase safety for civilians and responders. It gives context to allow the evaluation of risk management strategies. It contains the following sections: Executive Summary; Introduction' Community Evacuation and Alternatives; Technical Challenges of Community Evacuations; Fire-Evacuation Temporal Relationships and Evacuation Failures; Proposed Approach; Implementation; Recommendations, and Summary.