International Association of Wildland Fire

2nd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference

April 26-29, 2010  ~  Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade

San Antonio, Texas


Exhibitor Listing

Arthur Temple College of Forestry - The mission of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture is to maintain excellence in teaching, research and outreach to enhance the health and vitality of the environment through sustainable management, conservation, and protection of our forests and natural resources. This mission consists of the following objectives:

The mission of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture is to maintain excellence in teaching, research and outreach to enhance the health and vitality of the environment through sustainable management, conservation, and protection of our forests and natural resources. This mission consists of the following objectives:

The college is dedicated to comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education, basic and applied research programs, and service.

In the educational program, students receive classroom and field-based experiences to prepare them for their professional careers. Academic courses provide learning opportunities that encourage and inspire students to approach forest resource, social and environmental issues in a critical yet creative manner, identify and analyze key elements, and articulate ethical solutions.

The college has a strong commitment to a research program that encourages basic and applied studies in natural resource management, environmental topics and social values. Although research projects are centered predominantly in east Texas, the issues addressed and results obtained often have national and international implications.

To complete the mission, a service program provides professional expertise, information and training. Practicing professionals, industrial landowners, non-industrial landowners, public agencies, and society in general are beneficiaries of these services.

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Association of Fire Ecology/Department of Natural Resources Management

The Association for Fire Ecology is an organization of professionals dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management through science and education.  Our vision for the Association for Fire Ecology is that its membership of respected professionals from around the world together play a key role in wildland fire and fire ecology research, education, management, and policy to enhance our knowledge and management of fire as a fundamental ecological process.

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Conference Sponsor

Bushfire CRC

The Bushfire CRC’s mission is to enhance the management of the bushfire risk to the community in an economically and ecologically sustainable manner.  After an initial grant through the Australian Government’s CRC program in 2003 combined with substantial partner resources, the Bushfire CRC is now funded to 2013 to address key issues raised by recent major fires.  The fire and land management and emergency services industries are currently building on the outcomes of the Bushfire CRC for the longer term with a broader new research program to include changes in climate, demographics, technology, policy and industry, as well as the lessons of the February 2009 bushfires in Victoria.

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Joint Fire Science Program

The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) was created by Congress in 1998 as an interagency research, development, and applications partnership between the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Funding priorities and policies are set by the JFSP Governing Board, which includes representatives from the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Geological Survey, and five representatives from the Forest Service.

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NFPA Firewise Program

The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

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The Nature Conservancy - Fire, like rain and sunshine, has been an important part of our environment for millions of years, shaping the very nature of life on earth. Around the world, fires are behaving differently now than they have throughout history, primarily as a result of human actions. Changes in how and where fires burn threaten our economy and safety, and can undo decades of progress in conservation and sustainable development.

More than half of the terrestrial world, including almost all of North America, depends on the existence of fire to maintain healthy plants and animals and natural resources upon which people depend, such as clean water. The damage caused by altered fire dynamics can be irreversible. By acting now, we can work to restore the natural role of fire in our landscapes and conserve the rich diversity of life on earth now and for future generations.

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Phos-Chek long-term fire retardants, Class A foams, and water enhancing gel are the world’s leading chemical solutions for managing wildland, industrial and municipal fires. In 1962, the Phos-Chek name was born and an era of innovation and partnership began. For several years before and for four decades since, we have worked side-by-side with fire management agencies in N­orth America and across the world to provide safe and effective fire fighting chemicals to meet the needs and desires of fire management personnel.

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Conference Sponsor

Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center

The Lessons Learned Center was established based on the need for a safer work environment, more effective organizational learning processes, and to create an institutional memory for the entire wildland fire work community.

  • Before the LLC was established, agencies and organizations in the wildland fire community collected information and learned from the past, but this knowledge was widely scattered and new practices were not universally adopted.
  • The goal of the LLC is to help prevent loss of life and serious injury, manage risk wisely and ensure safer and more effective work practices across the entire wildland fire community.
  • The LLC provides a centralized online location for capturing knowledge and lessons learned from across hundreds of wildland fire organizations at field and management levels.

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