International Association of Wildland Fire


Managing Fire, Understanding Ourselves:  Human Dimensions in Safety and Wildland Fire

13th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit & 4th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference

Boise, Idaho - April 20-24, 2015

Conference webpage

The Call for Presentations is now closed - authors will be notified on January 15th.

Wildland Fire Safety Award Nominations

The International Association of Wildland Fire is accepting nominations for its Wildland Fire Safety Award to be presented at IAWF's 13th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit to be held in Boise, Idaho, April 20-24, 2015.
The IAWF Wildland Fire Safety Award is given to an individual in the international wildland firefighting community who has made a significant contribution to wildland firefighter safety, either directly on the fireline; or indirectly through management, cultural changes, or through wildland fire research.  Their contribution is frequently beyond their normal everyday job expectations - sometimes at the potential risk to their own career, and their example can encourage others to act in a similar manner.
To nominate an individual, please send an essay (no more than 800 words) on why the nominated person should receive the award, a list of three or more individuals (with contact information) who may be contacted to affirm the importance of the nominated individual's contributions.
Please email nominations by January 15, 2015 to

The Award was inaugurated in 1997 at the IAWF's first Wildland Fire Safety Summit® held in Rossland, British Columbia.  Over the years it has been awarded to eleven individuals.
2012 – Dave Thomas (USA)
2011 - Jim Cook (USA)
2009 - Brian Sharkey (USA)
2008 - Bob Mutch (USA)
2005 - Ted Putnam (USA)
2003 - Marty Alexander (Canada)
2001 - Dick Rothermel (USA)
2000 - Al Beaver (Canada)
1999 - Harry Luke (Australia)
1998 - Paul Gleason (USA)
1997 - Chuck Hartley (USA)

Contact Mikel Robinson, Executive Director, if you have any questions (01)(406) 531-8264 or email.

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