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

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Ember Award Presented to Dick Rothermel

The IAWF's Ember Award for Excellence in Wildland Fire Science was presented to Mr. Richard Rothermel by Dr. Domingos Viegas at the Large Wildland Fires Conference Awards Banquet in Missoula, May 2014. Mr. Rothermel was in attendance along with his wife Marjie. Dr. Viegas and 50+ others nominated Mr. Rothermel for this prestigious award. Rothermal_Viegas

He stated "I consider that Richard Rothermel gave a lifelong contribution to forest fire science and management that deserves a recognition by the entire community. Although he has already received some prizes and many expressions of recognition in my opinion the Ember Award is the most prestigious and appropriate form to express our recognition and gratitude for his work and career."

Congratulations Dick!

2014 IAWF Scholarship Announced

Congratulations to the receipents of the 2014 IAWF Student Scholarship Awards.

Miltiadis Athanasiou (PhD student)Miltiadis Athanasiou , National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Miltiadis studied Environmental Science at the University of the Aegean, Lesvos, Greece and has received a M.Sc. Degree in Prevention and Management of Natural Disasters from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. Degree in the same field at the same University. The emphasis in his post-graduate studies is on forest fire management. The title of his Ph.D. dissertation will be "Development of an optimal methodology for forecasting forest fire behavior in Greece".

Trisha Gabbert (MSc Student), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA

Trisha is currently a Masters student in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and an Air Force veteran.  She is researching biomass burning emissions in the Northern Sub-Saharan African region.  The project utilizes a first ever, gridded smoke-aerosol emissions coefficient (Ce) product developed by NASA’s Fire Energetics and Emissions Research (FEER) team.  The goal is to process satellite measured fire radiative power and use FEER’s Ce product to generate smoke aerosol emissions to be ingested into NASA Unified Weather Research and Forecasting (NU-WRF) model for representation of smoke dynamics and impacts in the African Sahel and surrounding areas.  Trisha was first introduced to smoke emissions research during a summer internship at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center during her undergraduate studies.  She is very excited to continue learning about the interactions of fire emissions on our climate, weather, and air quality.

Partner Conferences

Wildland Fire Canada Conference
Halifax, Nova Scotia
October 7 -9, 2014
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**CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS NOW OPEN - Deadline May 15th**

7th International Conference on Forest Fire Research
17-20 November 2014
Coimbra, Portugal

**The extended abstracts are now being evaluated. If you submitted one you will be informed of the reviewers decisions and comments after April 30th.**