Utah County Fire


 

Utah County Fire
Protect Your Home

The diverse and beautiful landscapes of Utah County, along with business, and educational opportunities has brought tremendous growth within the past 2 decades. According to the US census the population has doubled since 1990. Much of this growth has occurred within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). WUI is defined as the areas where homes and infrastructure intermingle with vegetation. As homes are built within the WUI, the lives and property of Utah County citizens are put at risk.

In order to minimize the risk to life and property within Utah County, Utah County Fire department has

  • Undertaken fuel reduction projects with state, federal, and local resources
  • Improved building codes in accordance with national standards for WUI development
  • Instituted community education projects
  • Worked with local agencies to plan for disasters

We at UCFD recognize that the danger of wildland fire is a complex predicament facing each Utah County resident. Even those that do not live within a high risk area for wildland fire will become impacted, in the event of fire.

In order to adequately defend the homes within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and minimize the threats to all residents of Utah County , UCFD has joined with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and , Utah’s “Living With Fire” program to educate residents of Utah County. The increased threat of fire is too large for a single entity to alleviate. We invite homeowners to search the following websites to take precautions and make preparations so that their homes and the lives of their families will be better protected. If you would like a hazard assessment on your home and/property please contact us and we will schedule a time to meet with you.

Ready Set Go Program

Living With Fire Program