The mission of the WiRē Center is to support evidence-based community wildfire education efforts so that communities can live with wildfire. Specifically, the WiRē Center provides personalized expertise and support to collect, interpret, and use paired parcel-level wildfire risk and social data. The WiRē Approach enables partners to effectively allocate resources and engage with residents. Leveraging lessons learned across projects, the WiRē Center pursues scientific approaches to inform conversations and decisions about wildfire adaptation.
Our approach (the WiRē approach) is a systematic process that links professionally assessed wildfire risk information with social data from a household survey to help find opportunities to increase interest and enthusiasm for mitigation in WUI communities. To our knowledge, the WiRē Center is the only organization working with wildfire practitioner partners to pair wildfire risk and social data.