Managing Fire, Understanding Ourselves:  Human Dimensions in Safety and Wildland Fire

13th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and 4th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire
Boise Centre, Boise, Idaho, USA, April 20-24, 2015

Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations is now closed. Proposals are currently going through a review process and authors will be notified by January 15, 2015. 


Human Dimensions Conference Topics

  • Economics
  • Managing uncertainty
  • Resilience and adaptive capacity
  • Coupled human and natural systems
  • Mitigating fire risk to communities
  • Risk sharing, risk tolerance, risk acceptance, risk aversion
  • HRO/resilience engineering
  • Organizational discipline
  • Organizational performance
Wildland Fire Safety Summit Topics
  • Firefighter Wellness and Survivability
  • New approaches to wildland fire safety
  • Safety planning/preparedness
  • Key lessons learned
  • Understanding fire risk to firefighters
  • Safety education
  • Crew dynamics
  • Critical thinking
  • Succession planning
  • Equipment and technology
  • Weather

Either or Both Topics

  • Understanding risk
  • Shared responsibility
  • Law and policy
  • Communications
  • Disseminating and applying science
  • Applying and adapting standards
  • Organizational learning
  • Sensemaking
  • Complexity, uncertainty, and group sensemaking
  • Risk informed decision making
  • Decision support technology and processes
  • Leadership
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Wildland urban interface
  • Aviation/air operations
  • Prescribed fires

Oral Presentations are 20 minutes in length and will be grouped with presentations of similar topic by the program committee.

Poster Presentations will be presented during a designated session (TBD), presenters are required to be present during the session.

Special Sessions are 2 hours each and will be limited to 2 per day. If a Special Session is not accepted, individual abstracts will be considered for Oral Presentations.

All attending authors and presenters must register and pay for this conference when their abstracts have been accepted. The Conference Committee, by accepting an abstract, is not responsible to pay any expenses (travel, lodging or per diem) associated with presenting an individual or joint authored presentation. Authors and presenters agree to present their submissions on the time and date identified by the organizing committee. These stipulations pertain to The International Wildland Fire Safety Summit & Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference, at The Boise Centre, Boise, Idaho, April 20-24, 2015.

If you have any questions contact Mikel Robinson at +01-406-531-8264 or email.