3rd human dimensions of wildland fire conference

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF)
Date:
17-19 Apr 2012
Location:
United States of America (Seattle, Washington)
Venue:
Hilton Hotel
The International Association of Wildland Fire Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference series has advanced the knowledge and practice related to the human side of managing fire prone landscapes. The series evolved out of the IAWF’s 8th Wildland Fire Safety Summit; the Human Factors Workshop – 10 Years Later, U of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA April 26-28, 2005; where the central theme was the 10th anniversary of the release of Phase III of the Wildland Firefighter Safety Awareness Study, more popularly known as the “Tri-Data Study” after the corporation that conducted the research. This final report is the summary of responses from one-on-one interviews with 300 federal wildland firefighters at all levels, and information gathered from another 700. The results presented are probably the most complete survey of safety issues ever taken in the fire service — anywhere.

Knowledge gaps and opportunities for innovation and development will be identified and ways for fire scientists and fire science users to expand collaborations and develop and test new knowledge will be explored.

Objectives

• Provide a forum for sharing what has been learned about the diverse social elements of wildland fire management
• Discuss how this knowledge can be used and expanded upon by land managers, fire managers and public leaders to effectively achieve their assignments and goals
• Identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for innovation and development
• Explore ways for fire scientists and fire science users to expand collaborations and develop and test new knowledge

To achieve these objectives the conference will use a variety of means to share information including individual oral and poster presentations, panel discussions, special sessions and plenty of networking opportunities.

Additional information

http://www.iawfonline.org/HD_Seattle_2012/

How to register

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Keywords

Themes:
Media, Disaster Risk Management
Hazards:
Wild Fire
Countries:
United States of America

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