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 […]
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 […]
Reflecting back and looking forward on publishing wildland fire science with an international perspective.
NFPA’s wildfire division receives $350,000 FEMA grant to support firefighter attendance at home ignition zone seminars
When considering fire behavior, shouldn’t we also consider what can be the “wicked problem” of uncertainty? Here, researcher Rachel Quill offers a look at the uncertainty of wind and how it affects fire modeling.
Dr. Don McKenzie is the winner of the Outstanding Editor Award of the International Journal of Wildland Fire for 2015. Please join us in congratulating Don for his many years of excellent service to the journal as an author, a reviewer, and an Associate Editor. Dr. McKenzie is a research ecologist with the US Forest […]
IRSTEA collaborates with IAWF on a May 2016 conference with a unique focus on Mediterranean climate, fire and the urban interface.
When it comes to the concept of “wicked problems,” the process and effects of rapidly accelerating climate change may prove to be the defining “wicked problem” of our era — and one that fire managers must seek to face and resolve. This on-the-scenes first-person report is not the definitive or final report from the fires in Tasmania — here Michael Hill offers the insights of a long-time firefighter (and Wildfire Magazine contributing editor) on the “what” of this particular incarnation of our wicked climate problem, so we might consider the “what next” — in Tasmania and elsewhere as our climate-and-fire regimes change.