In my first column as President in January, I expressed my desire to increase the diversity of participation in the IAWF – gender, race and age. A few weeks after, the IAWF received a letter signed by many eminent scientists from the USA, asking the IAWF to consider including more gender diversity into its conferences. [...]
Thoughts on Leadership
Let’s talk, not about leadership, but about a critical issue requiring leadership. Specifically, I ‘m speaking of the epidemic of wildland firefighter suicide that is happening right before our eyes. I was aware of the prevalence of suicide in the fire service but had considered it primarily a problem of municipal fire and emergency medical [...]
Welcome new board member – Amber Soja Amber Soja (board member since 2018) Associate Research Fellow, National Institute of Aerospace. Dr. Amber Soja is resident in the Climate Science, Chemistry and Dynamics Branches of Atmospheric Sciences at the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). She is currently an Associate Program Manager for the NASA Applied Sciences [...]
Fuel and topography influences on burnover fatalities, and more fire science in latest and most viewed articles.
Tell us about your career, what attracted you to it, and throughout your career was there a favorite position? My dad was an engineer and one time I asked him why he didn’t encourage me to be an engineer, and he said that I was the first person he ever met who knew in the [...]
A photo exhibit by Kari Greer
Reflections by Stephen Pyne on “Images: Inferno,” photos by Kari Greer
An update form the field — from a prior IAWF scholarship recipient.
IAWF commends Cybelle for her innovative approach of tying in wildfire safety with natural resource planning. In addition to being featured in Wildfire, Cybelle will receive a complimentary one-year IAWF Membership and her story will be shared on social media. To nominate someone you think is worthy of mention to “Fired Up” please visit https://www.iawfonline.org/fired-up/.
Editor’s Note: As we close out this issue of Wildfire and prepare for the Fire Continuum conference,it seems timely to look at the “After” effects of fire, as shared here by the creator of the “Moral Morel” campaign, Francois de Melogue. [Edited from a media announcement: Washougal, Washington, April 13 , 2018] Every year, forest [...]