Amid the many talks at IAWF’s Human Dimensions Conference this past March, one collaborative presentation examined the crucial role for collaboration amid countries with emerging fire regimes. The authors, led by Wildfire Magazine contributing editor Cathelijne Stoof (The Netherlands and United States), Lisa Langer (New Zealand), Julia McMorrow (United Kingdom), and Brian Oswald (United States), observed that as changing fire regimes increase fire risk, there’s an urgency …
Missoula, MT, USA. The beginning of October (in the Southern Hemisphere) and the beginning of May (Northern Hemisphere) signals the start of wildland fire season in many locales. As such the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) launches a Global Wildfire Awareness Week this October 1-7, 2012, following on our prior Awareness Week in the Northern Hemisphere, from May 1-7 2012.
The 2012 Wildfire Awareness focuses on “Sharing Our Tools” and urges all to share …
Photographer Kari Greer followed the flames in the 2011 fire season, from Arizona to New Mexico, from Wyoming to Minnesota. Her documentary work offers a visual story of what it means to work and manage wildland fire in a challenging season, one that may foretell fire seasons to come.
Wallow Fire (Arizona)
Las Conchas Fire (New Mexico)
Norton Point Fire (Wyoming)
Pagami Creek Fire (Minnesota)
Approximately 400,000 volunteers motivated to donate their personal time and resources are the keys to emergency response success in Australia.
By Michael Hill.
Every summer around 214,000 Australians volunteer their time and efforts to become the backbone of Australia’s bushfire fighting efforts. These individuals are normal citizens who have been organized across the country at the state levels into various agencies that then cascade down to form community-based …
To burn, wildfires require the right conditions -- we call it the fire triangle, when fuels, oxygen and heat all become all available for ignition and fire spread. Combine dry fuels and low humidities, wind-driven oxygen, and warm burning periods and all that's required for a wildfire is an additional ignition source.
In many parts of the world, naturally ignited fires (started mostly by lightning) have shaped wide swaths of the global landscape, as did the long …
May-June 2013 Wildfire
Safety and Health
About the Province of Alberta
The Province of Alberta, widely considered as the gateway to the Canadian Rockies, has a population estimated at 3,632,483. Alberta has an …
Homeowners and fire managers in northern Europe are paying attention to wildfire risk during IAWF's first Global Wildfire Awareness Week -- in part due to a drying trend that has …
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