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12th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit

"A New Approach to Wildland Fire Safety"

Presented by the International Association of Wildland Fire

October 25 - 26, 2012

Citigate Central in the Haymarket

Sydney, Australia


The Call for Papers is now closed. Author notifications have been sent out, if you submitted an abstract and did not receive a notification please email. The online system will remain open for authors to update their abstracts through August 31.

The theme of this year's summit is "A new approach to wildland fire safety". The predictable aging and ultimate retirement of a significant part of our workforce presents a range of new challenges as we prepare to 'handover the torch". Maximising opportunities for the transfer of key skills, knowledge, and a 'safety culture' rooted in genuine 'lessons learned' while managing the health and fitness issues associated with their workforce, are very much current issues. These issues loom in an environment where most organisations are continually being pressed to do more with less. How do we 'pass on the torch' without dropping it?

Papers may be submitted on a wide variety of topics related to Wildland Fire Safety including, but not limited to:
• New approaches to wildland fire safety
• Advances in wildland firefighter safety
• Key 'lessons learned' for the next generation
• Empowering the next generation by maximising the retiring one
• Next steps - a shared responsibility.

The conference program includes a mix of keynote and invited speakers, and speakers selected from abstracts received in response to the Call for Papers. Poster presentations will be displayed throughout the conference as well as being featured at a formal poster session on Thursday Evening.



Summit participants are encouraged to take part in any of the 71 sports offered at the 2012 World Firefighter's Games

(Oct. 19–28, 2012)