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We invite members of the IAWF and the wildland fire community at large to submit recommendations for individuals and groups who deserve to have their stories shared. Contributions can be at the ground-level through administration, so long as they are noteworthy or innovative. We will publish their story in Wildfire Magazine. See the latest article on the Fired Up Initiative: Fired Up: Lifelong Learner and Doer - International Association of Wildland Fire.



"Marty Alexander (former IAWF board member) and I were reminiscing over our favorite beverage one evening at the 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference (2013) when the subject of the IAWF logo came up. I told him the story and he suggested I share it." | READ 

Dissecting the California "Fire Quilt" | By: Joaquin Ramirez, Wildland Fire Technologist, Principal at Technosylva (San Diego, CA), Professor at the University of Leon (Spain) & IAWF Board Member

We will remember 2020 for the terrible impact of COVID-19 worldwide. Within the wildland fire community, we will not forget that on top of the complexity of dealing with a pandemic, it was the year where more than 4 million acres burned, including some of the more pristine forests of California, doubling the area of the worst fire year in modern history. | READ


Join the conversation and check out this repository of interesting and useful information in relation gender and wildfire.

To help address growing wildfire-related challenges in America, the U.S. Geological Survey is rolling out a new Wildland Fire Science Strategy that lays out the critical needs for wildfire research over the next five years. This strategy can be used to better understand the balance between fire’s benefits and its detrimental impacts. READ

(Photo: Rachel Loehman, USGS)
"...Our analysis constitutes an important step towards efforts to forecast PLs (preparedness levels) and to support the future projection and anticipation of firefighting resource demand, thereby aiding wildfire risk management, planning and preparedness."

READ full article in International Journal of Wildland Fire


IAWF is offering financial support for people to attend our upcoming 16th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit & 6th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Virtual Conference. Diversity & Need Based Scholarships are available.

Applications will be accepted continuously until the conference (May 24 - 27). However, we will begin reviewing the applications and making awards on April 1st.


The Wildland Fire Canada Conference Committee is currently seeking presentation proposals for the conference (Oct. 25-29) in Edmonton, Alberta. Deadline to submit your proposal is June 14, 2021.

Unsure about traveling to Edmonton to present in person? Learn how organizers are adapting and preparing for a hybrid conference to meet the needs of all attendees and presenters.

The 4th National Cohesive Strategy Workshop will center on this theme and focus sharply on understanding, co-managing, transferring, and accepting risk at federal, state, Tribal and local stakeholder levels to prioritize and invest in decisions, projects and other efforts that result in widespread reduction in risk across landscapes, and communities, the public and firefighters collectively better.

We are cautiously moving forward with our planning for an in-person event, with remote attendance/presenting opportunities available. We will continue to closely monitor the guidelines to ensure the safety of our guests.


The 'Gender and Fire' group of the Pau Costa Foundation launches a Webinar on aptitude / access tests for fire brigades based on gender within the framework of Women's Day, March 8. This topic is analyzed based on a study recently carried out by the VALFIS Research Center (Researchers of the Group for the Assessment of Physical Condition in Relation to Health, Training, Sports Performance and Nutrition) of the University of León. | LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

Many Indigenous Peoples have ancient histories of sustainable living which often include fire practices designed to protect and nourish their environments. In this presentation, three Indigenous researchers discuss this history, current practices, and look to how future fire management can be guided by cultural burning practices. Issues of sovereignty and environmental justice will also be discussed. Presented by PyroLife | READ THE HIGHLIGHTS
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