Excellence in wildland fire management is a global goal. Excellence in wildland fire management is a global goal. The influence of continued learning has been accountable for a steady progression of definitive positive program changes.
Here’s the pitch. The Apprentice is tanking. We might imagine that the executive producer, moving on to bigger challenges, is desperate for another vehicle, desperate for a win. A huge win. Sir, we say, all we need to do is just try to solve the fire problem. Even if we don’t win, we’ve got guaranteed [...]
Thoughts on Leadership
How a small group of senior leaders brought life to the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy in Nevada. Lessons that can be applied as we move ahead locally, regionally and nationally to apply the Cohesive Strategy, which is the focus of the upcoming IAWF National Cohesive Strategy Workshop in April.
Domingos Viegas Recipient of 2016 IAWF Wildland Fire Safety Award The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) inaugurated the IAWF Wildland Fire Safety Award at the association’s first International Wildland Fire Safety Summit held in 1997 in Rossland, British Columbia, Canada. The award has been bestowed on eleven individuals since that time. The IAWF Wildland [...]
After witnessing bushfires as a journalist and neighbor, Adam Leavesley joins the cadre of firefighters and fire managers in Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
International Journal of Wildland Fire (IJWF) Outstanding Associate Editor Award 2016 – Geoff Cary Dr. Geoff Cary is the receipient of the Outstanding Editor Award of the International Journal of Wildland Fire for 2016. Please join us in congratulating Geoff for his many years of excellent service to the journal, both as an Associate [...]
A regular series in 2017
An update of the “Problem Fires” analysis for the Pyrocene.
By Mélanie C. Rochoux1*, Cong Zhang2, Michael Gollner2 and Arnaud Trouvé2 1 CECI (Climate, Environment, Coupling and Uncertainties), CERFACS-CNRS, Toulouse, France 2 Dept. of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA * Corresponding author Providing accurate predictions of the spread of wildland fires has long been a goal of the fire research community. Whether used [...]
Safety and Health
Research by Country Fire Authority (CFA, Victoria, Australia) tests crew protection systems to ensure survival during wildfire burnovers.
Fire and Weather
by Alex Spannuth The Kestrel 5500 feels, looks, and operates like it was designed for the fireline. With a tough exterior, bulky feel, and the transition to AA batteries, it fits in with most fire operations and apparatuses. Where the 5500 sets itself apart from the rest of fires’ un-user-friendly devices is the customization and [...]
By Michael Scott Hill The 2016-2017 fire season in Australia has been relatively quiet overall with a few periods of increased initial attack activity, like this weekend in mid-February 2017 (see aerial photo). Flying in the rear of a Bell 412 helicopter across New South Wales’ rugged, rolling Blue Mountains with my small RART (Rapid [...]