“Megafire: The race to extinguish a deadly epidemic of flame.” Michael Kodas. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Aug 22, 2017. http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Megafire/9780547792088# + Review by Richard McCrea In Megafire, Michael Kodas, deputy director of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado and an award-winning journalist, succeeds in examining large wildland fires in the United […]
Author Michael Kodas reflects on the history and impacts when fires become “mega”
Michele Steinberg interviews a growing cadre of experts who explain how we can better apply fire science and engineering to protecting lives and property from wildfires.
Brian Stocks, Wildfire Science Specialist, B.J. Stocks Wildfire Investigations Ltd., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Wildfire was able to speak with Brian Stocks during the last week of October and during the IAWF Awards Presentation Ceremony in Boise, ID. Brian graciously consented to allow us to present our interview with him in Wildfire. Wildfire: Brian, […]
Four award winners gathered in Boise, Idaho for an October celebration.
As 2017 comes to a close, we wish to thank our outgoing board member, welcome our new board member and announce transitions within the executive committee. We are pleased to announce that Tom Harbour will begin his term on the IAWF Board of Directors on January 1, 2018. Tom is a recognized expert in wildland […]
Lessons learned when two linked conferences — one focused on safety, the other on prescribed fires – invite a range of global experts to gather. By Núria Prat, Mariona Borràs, and Xavier Úbeda Professional conferences — where experts, practitioners and students gather — can be the genesis of new practices and ideas. This discovery process was multiplied […]
Part 1 — Reconciling Social and Environmental Conflicts
Welcome to the latest preview of the International Journal of Wildland Fire. IJWF content is free to IAWF Members. All journal content can be accessed by IAWF members through the IAWF Members-Only site. A sampling of research articles includes a blend of physical fire science, fire behavior, fire safety, communications, and community responses to fire […]
Upcoming Conferences The International Association of Wildland Fire is presenting this workshop in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regional Strategy Committees. 2nd National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop: Making a Difference; Building Capacity, Improving Preparedness, and Learning From Experience March 26-29, 2018 Reno, Nevada The […]