The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) is a professional membership association for wildland fire professionals. We are uniquely positioned as an independent organization whose membership includes experts in all aspects of Wildland fire management. IAWF independence and breadth of global membership expertise allows it to offer a neutral forum for the consideration of important, at times controversial, Wildland fire issues. Our unique membership and organization allow the IAWF to creatively apply a full range of Wildland fire knowledge to perform its stated mission. IAWF is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) professional association representing members of the global wildland fire community.

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IAWF Mission Statement

The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) mission is to facilitate communication and provide leadership for the Wildland fire community. The IAWF was formed to promote a better understanding of wildland fire, and built on the belief that an understanding of this dynamic natural force is vital for natural resource management, for firefighter safety, and for harmonious interaction between people and their environment. The Association is dedicated to communicating with the entire wildland fire community and providing global linkage for people with shared interest in wildland fire and comprehensive fire management.

Vision Statement

To be an acknowledged resource for local to global scale scientific and technical knowledge, education, networking and professional development that is depended on by members and partners in the international Wildland fire community.

IAWF Strategic Plan (2020-2022)

IAWF Strategic Plan (2017-2019)


IAWF Annual Report (2018)


IAWF Annual Report (2016)