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Welcome new members from New Zealand and Canada

Nominations open through Dec. 2. We encourage you to gather your information and nominate some very deserving folks for these prestigious awards! Award recipients do not need to be IAWF members. Awards: Wildland Fire Safety Award, Ember Award for Excellence in Wildland Fire Science, Firebreak Award for Excellence in Wildland Fire Management, Early Career Award in Fire Science, Early Career Award in Fire Operations. | Learn more
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The IAWF mentoring application period is now open. Once the applications are received and reviewed, we will 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 at least six months. We will provide you with resources to make the experience a success. | Learn more
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Fired Up” Initiative to Honor and Feature our Stories of Success. 

Who do you know that has made strides in advancing and contributing to wildfire/bushfire operations, mitigation/prevention, training, and research? Submit recommendations for individuals and groups who deserve to have their stories shared in Wildfire Magazine. Learn more
decorative image: extinguishing all bushfires within an hour? Predictive modeling may be the answer
Philanthropic foundation dreams of extinguishing all bushfires 'within an hour' with high-tech help

Modelling would predict where dangerous blazes could occur across Australia so firefighting planes and helicopters could be deployed in advance. The philanthropic foundation of mining billionaire Andrew Forrest will on Tuesday unveil its Fire Shield plan to identify and rapidly extinguish bushfires. Learn more
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wildfire magazine, crafting a fire system for the future, by Tom Zimmerman & Joe Stutler
Today’s society exists in a continuum of weather, climate, vegetation, social and economic values, and political concerns that places enormous influences on wildland fire. Understanding the interrelationships involved in this is a critical step in comprehending the complexity surrounding wildland fire management.

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decorative, view and vote in the fire ecology virtual film festival, last day to vote, Oct. 20

Synopsis: view the films submitted to the Fire Ecology Virtual Film Festival and vote for the best one by Oct. 20. See the videos here

Fire Across Boundaries hosted a virtual fire ecology film festival this fall in conjunction with their 2-day webinar series. There are 23 documentaries and videos from 9 countries entered in the festival.

On each film’s webpage, you will find the video, a discussion board for comments, and a link to vote on your favorite film. 

Voting is open from October 5 to October 20; individuals should only vote one time.

The film receiving the most votes will be announced during the October 21 webinar, be invited to show their film at the Fire Across Boundaries conference in October 2021, and receive a free conference registration.

The films include views and opinions expressed which are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Pau Costa Foundation or the Association for Fire Ecology.

Decorative: Forest Fires in Mexico, an approach to estimate fire probabilities
The probabilities of forest fires in Mexico are estimated using information on precipitation and temperature, along with data on type of vegetation, human activities near forests and fire prevention policies. The proposed model addresses the factors that account for extreme wildfire hazard, and may provide a basis for fire prevention actions, reducing vulnerability factors.
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National cohesive wildland fire management strategy virtual workshop

The Cohesive Strategy in 2020: Dynamic Adaptation in a Novel World
Date: October 28, 2020 | 11 am - 2 pm (MDT)
Final Program Schedule | Reserve your spot

Featured Presenters:
Pictures of three main speakers: Vicki Christiansen, Jeff Rupert, George Geissler

Presented by International Association of Wildland Fire in Partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and its Western, Southeastern and Northeastern Regional Strategy Committees
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A Global (Virtual) Conference for Real-World Problems
(Save the) Date: May 24 - 27, 2021 | Learn more

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