Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
Being a diverse and inclusive organization will enable the International Association of Wildland Fire to learn from others, grow our understanding, and find new ways to address, understand and implement solutions to complex problems. The IAWF desires to maintain a positive, empowering, inclusive and innovative culture that enables all members of the fire community to feel safe and valued when contributing to the IAWF. We want to operate in a flexible and open manner to meet our membership’s needs and to help members achieve their fullest potential.
Principles of Conduct – Living Our Values – Leading by Example
In the conduct of personal and professional matters, IAWF places high importance on the values of integrity, responsibility and reputation. We are committed to maintaining high standards both within the organization and in our dealings with others in our daily lives. Our leadership has developed these Principles of Conduct to define our accepted and unacceptable ethical behaviors. It is important that our standards are defined, available, and understandable. We have established guidelines for all members at all times and non-members who may be participating at any IAWF conducted activities. It helps ensure that IAWF promotes, achieves, and maintains high standards of practice and it provides a benchmark for members and non-members participating in IAWF activities to use for self-evaluation.
Compliance with these standards demonstrates our individual and collective respect for our profession, our professional and personal relationships with others, and our respect and commitment to the long-term vision, goals, and values of IAWF.
Based on our core values of leadership, trust, and integrity; diversity and inclusivity; wildland fire advocacy; personal safety; promotion of science and operational principles; global communication; and personal and professional growth, IAWF expects that all members at all times and non-members who may be participating at any IAWF conducted activities will adhere to the expected behavior in the Principles of Conduct.
If You Witness or are Subjected to Unacceptable Behavior:
While at an IAWF sponsored or partner event, if you are subjected to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behavior, hear of any such incidents, or have any other concerns, please notify an IAWF representative immediately and report the incident. Workplace incidents occurring outside of IAWF events should be reported to the appropriate employing organization, although serious actions by an IAWF member should also be reported to IAWF.
There are several means to report any occurrences of inappropriate behavior
- Face to face, email, or telephone reporting to any IAWF officer, Board Member, IAWF staff or Diversity and Inclusivity Committee member,
- Anonymous reporting via the Talk To Spot Application