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The IAWF mentoring application period is now open through June 14. Once the applications are received and reviewed, we  match the mentors and mentees based on interests and geographic location. IAWF encourages both face to face mentoring and online remote mentoring, depending on the location of the participants. Both parties will need to mutually commit to six months. We will provide you with resources to make the experience a success. | Learn more
“Fired Up” Initiative to Honor and Feature our Stories of Success. 

Who do you know that have made strides in advancing and contributing to wildfire/bushfire operations, mitigation/prevention, training, and research? submit recommendations for individuals and groups that deserve to have their stories shared for publication in Wildfire Magazine. Read more
This month we're Fired-Up about
Nuria Prat, Researcher with Pau Costa Foundation

Núria Prat-Guitart leads the project and research area within Spain’s Pau Costa Foundation. Peat fires can stealthily smoulder underground for months, all the while igniting blazes above ground and spewing emissions into the atmosphere. It’s these flammable phenomena that are the speciality of Núria Prat-Guitart, a researcher with the Pau Costa Foundation. In Northeastern Spain, where the Pyrenees mountain range meets the Mediterranean Sea, lies Catalonia; this forested region is Prat-Guitart’s home. Read Nuria's Full Story

Join us on a trip around the world through the lens of wildland fire. Next week, May 24-27, the IAWF presents 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. Conference Webpage
Outhinking Wildfire: NFPA program aims to end wildfire disasters through public policy

In a move that reaches beyond its usual advocacy role, the National Fire Protection Association has launched Outthink Fire™, a plan to end the destruction of communities by wildfire within 30 years through policy change.  Catastrophic fires that have devastated communities around the world have been a wake-up call to explore what organizations and individuals can do differently to end losses from wildfire. Outthink Wildfire is a new approach, but its five tenets – which must be supported by all levels of government – are familiar.
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Laboratory study on the suppression of smouldering peat wildfires: effects of flow rate and wetting agent
This paper presents a laboratory study of peat fire suppression. The volume of fluid that contributes to the suppression of peat in our experiments is fairly constant at 5.7 ± 2.1 L kg−1 peat, despite changes in flow rate and suppressant concentration. 
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