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Welcome new members from South Africa, Canada and Portugal

New Spanish speaking section at IAWF
We need your help! Our partners at the Pau Costa Foundation are recruiting fire-related content from South and Central America and Spain for publication in Spanish (and English) in future IAWF communications. We need your help. Send us your events, fire-related studies, podcasts, news and stories. LEARN MORE | EMAIL US YOUR STORY
IAWF of wildland fire awards, accepting nominations until Dec. 2
IAWF mentoring program is open; become a mentor or mentee
IAWF Mentoring Program
Dec. 1: Application deadline 
Jan - June 2021: Mentoring period

The IAWF mentoring application period is open. Once the applications are received and reviewed, we will match the participants based on interests and geographic location. One mentee will have the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Stephen Pyne. Don't miss this opportunity. | LEARN MORE
Picture of Molly Barker Bessey; IAWF Fired Up Program
A Gatorade bottle, a belt, a parachute cord, and a combi tool. These may not sound like your usual medical supplies, but in a pinch they can create a traction splint.

On the frontline of a wildfire, being able to improvise like this can be a lifesaver, and it’s Molly Barker Bessey’s job to teach these techniques to firefighters. READ
Decorative: Policy change on wildland fire management strategies: evidence for a paradigm shift in the Western U.S.?
"Fire weather captured a manager’s intent and allocation of fire management resources relative to burning conditions, where a manager’s desire and ability to suppress is either complemented by fire weather, at odds with fire weather, or put aside due to other priorities. We highlight opportunities to expand the use of strategic options in fire-adapted forests to improve fuel heterogeneity."READ
Passing the torch to tomorrow's wildland fire professionals
In today’s world of increasing socioecological complexity, the need to recruit wildland fire professionals (WFP) for the future is greater than ever. The current demand for WFP far exceeds supply, as is evidenced by regular intercontinental transfer of staff to manage large wildfires. As we venture into what Stephen Pyne has coined the Pyrocene Epoch, the increasing need for qualified, talented and productive professionals will continue.| READ
Fire Across Boundaries logoFire Across Boundaries Virtual Event
Webinar Recordings: Available Now
October 20 & 21, 2020
Joaquín Ramírez and the California Wildfires
October 27, 2020 | Joaquín Ramírez, Director of Tecnosylva, discusses the California fires and the Spanish technology applied in the United States. This conversation with Joaquín focuses on the August Complex and the results that its applied technology has had in this context. | Note: this recording is in Spanish.
decorative picture of Australia, firefighter, koala
The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements was established on 20 February 2020 in response to the extreme bushfire season of 2019-2020 which resulted in devastating loss of life, property and wildlife, and environmental destruction across the nation.  | READ THE FULL ROYAL COMMISSION INTO NATIONAL NATURAL DISASTER ARRANGEMENTS REPORT
decorative picture of firefighter; 16th international wildland fire safety summit, 6th human dimensions of wildland fire conference

Date: May 24 - 27, 2021 
November 30: Deadline for earlybird registration
January 30: Deadline for call for presentations
Show us your World - In the build up to the virtual conference, we want to see where our members are and what they are doing. Submit a 30 second – 2 minute video around the 5 themes of the conference.

Learn more about this dynamic, (virtual), collaborative conference

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