Amid the many talks at IAWFâ€™s Human Dimensions Conference this past March, one collaborative presentation examined the crucial role for collaboration amid countries with emerging fire regimes. Authors from the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States agreed: as changing fire regimes increase fire risk, thereâ€™s an urgency to tackle this vulnerability, via international collaboration and exchange.
Sharing the themes and strategies used globally to foster wildfire awareness and prevention.
… we talk of wildfires and firestorms, evacuations, lives and homes lost, drought and climate change — the winds align with slope and fires race across our wildlands, with the 2012 election cycle magnifying the heat …
As wildland fuel builds up in Europe, firefighters have adopted quick water deployment tactics to increase Initial Attack speed and success. By Juan CaamaÃ±o In Mediterranean Europe, the last few decades have been characterized by dramatic land use changes. The abandonment of farmland and reduced grazing has led to an increase in wildland areas. These […]
A definitive guide to managing backcountry lightning risk, by Dr. John Gookin from the National Outdoor Leadership School. To download the file, see the link below.
For more information, read and download Dr. John Gookin’s guide to Â “Backcountry Lightning Risk Management”. by Rich McCrea Exposure to lightning during firefighting is very common, and there really is no place in the outdoors that is safe when a thunderstorm is in the area. Wildland firefighters are especially more susceptible to being struck by […]