Traditionally, firefighters have been trained to deal with structural or wildland fire, not both. Cross-training helps to bridge the gap. Cross-training between municipal fire departments and the wildland fire agency, ensure that equipment, communications and training courses can effectively be used to fight wildfire in the Wildland Urban Interface.
FireSmart – Protection Your Community From Wildfire has detailed information on development considerations in Chapter 5: Wildland urban interface training.
I am committed to Put into action the FireSmart community recognition program and in addition, develop then implement a partially funded cooperative fuel reduction program between community members and local government..— Louis Price, Community Leader, Elkwater, Alberta