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Text: News: Congrats Tom! Distinguished Service Award. Picture of a trophy in upper right corner
Congratulations to IAWF Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Dr. Tom Zimmerman.  “This is such a prestigious IAWF award, I don’t know if I can express how humbling it is to receive this recognition from the Board, Association members, and the global fire community.  It is an honor to serve and represent the IAWF and a pleasure to be able to be involved in the mission of IAWF." | READ MORE
Picture of a flame: Graduate Level Scholarships Available Deadline March 19, 2021; Learn more
The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) awards two graduate-level scholarships typically valued at $3,000 USD to Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Ph.D. students studying wildland fire or wildland fire-related topics. Student submitted essays are evaluated by an international panel of fire science experts and one award recipient is chosen for the Masters level and one for the Doctoral level. The IAWF has been presenting this award annually to members of the fire science community since 2007. | LEARN MORE
Deadline extended International Association of Wildland Fire Awards: January 31
We are accepting nominations for the IAWF 2021 Awards

Nominate a deserving colleague for one of these awards: Wildland Fire Safety Award, Ember Award for Excellence in Wildland Fire ScienceFirebreak Award for Excellence in Wildland Fire ManagementEarly Career Award in Fire Science, Early Career Award in Fire Operations.

Screenshot of IAWF Annual General Meeting Host and the screen she presented from that reads "Welcome to the International Association of Wildland Fire's Annual General Meeting
We‌ ‌had‌ ‌a‌ ‌great‌ ‌turnout‌ ‌for‌ ‌our‌ ‌Annual‌ ‌General‌ ‌Meeting‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ ‌held‌ ‌virtually‌ ‌in‌ ‌December.‌ ‌We‌ ‌are‌ ‌pleased‌ ‌to‌ ‌share‌ ‌the‌ ‌recording‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌meeting‌ ‌for‌ ‌those‌ ‌who‌ ‌were‌ ‌unable‌ ‌to‌ ‌attend‌ ‌and‌ ‌for‌ ‌those‌ ‌who‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌revisit‌ ‌any‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌presentations.‌  ‌In‌ ‌addition‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌updates‌ ‌from‌ ‌each‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌committees‌ ‌we‌ ‌were‌ ‌honored‌ ‌to‌ ‌hear‌ ‌from‌ ‌Dr.‌ ‌Stephen‌ ‌Pyne,‌ ‌noted‌ ‌fire‌ ‌historian‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌strong‌ ‌supporter‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌IAWF‌ ‌mentorship‌ ‌program.‌ | ‌WATCH
Picture of firefighter; Text: Fireglobe: Drought-Driven Wildfire in Kenya Strain Response System By Jose Ngunjiri and Wako Abjudo
The COVID-19 pandemic has combined with vast wildfires in Kenya to place a great strain on an already overburdened wildland fire response system. Kenya typically experiences long rains from March to May, and then short rains from October to December. June through August is mainly cool and dry over most parts of the country.

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Picture of fire with outline of Alaska overlaid; Text: Alaska's Fire Environment: Not an Average Place, Science Spotlight
Alaska is nearly 18% of USA landmass. Its size is often unappreciated, as it’s frequently shown in whole without other states as reference. It stores about 1/3 of US carbon, and is the only place in the United States where permafrost exists, as both a value and a hazard. 

Read the full story by Robert "Zeke" Ziel

Picture of a masked firefighter; mountains; Text: Show us your world: 16th International wildland fire safety summit; 6th human dimensions of wildland fire conference
A Global (Virtual) Conference for Real-World Problems

May 24 - 27, 2021
In the build up to the virtual conference, we want to see where our members are and what they are doing. We invite you to submit a 30 second – 2 minute video around the 5 themes of the conference: SAFETY, HEALTH, RISK, DECISIONS, EDUCATION. Watch our personal invitation video here!

Join us on a trip around the world through the lens of wildland fire. The IAWF will present real-world risks and opportunities in an online environment. We will connect a truly international audience with global topics and speakers from around the world, on different continents and time zones. The IAWF 16th Wildland Fire Safety Summit and the 6th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference will address the issues that make the global wildland fire community safe, smart and supported.  | LEARN MORE
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