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

Community Service Opportunities (Friday and Saturday, 24th and 25th)

Boise, Idaho has been a gracious host since it was selected as the location of our 2015 conference. The International Association of Wildland Fire would like to give back by offering our conference attendees the opportunity to service the community. Please sign up to help out when you register for the conference.

Boise Fire Department and IAFF Local 149 Smoke Alarm Give-away: The Boise Fire Department and the IAFF Local 149 team up to go door-to-door and offer to check smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors and provide them to families in the community.  The Department is able accommodate up to 20-30 participants who are willing to team up with the Boise fire department and meet with the local citizens and ensure that they have lifesaving smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide detectors. 

This service opportunity will be on: Friday, April 24, in the evening exact time to be announced and Saturday, April 25 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Transportation to the work location will be the responsibility of the participant.

Boise Habitat for Humanity: The Boise Habitat for Humanity is building a home in the community and can accommodate 10-13 participants with home building skills.  No tools or special skills or equipment are needed, participants will be required to work boot or leather hiker type boots and be prepared to get dirty.  The Boise Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a Food Truck Rally that same day at a local park ALL of the visiting folks are invited to join us after volunteering for the day.

This service opportunity will be on:  Saturday April 25, from 0745 to 1430 hours. Transportation to the work location will be the responsibility of the participant.

 Idaho Youth Ranch: The Idaho Youth Ranch has been helping good kids on a dangerous path find promising futures for more than 60 years, with youth programs and services through the state. The IYR offers emergency shelter, residential care, substance abuse treatment, job readiness training, alternative education, adoption services, family counseling, and more for at-risk kids and their struggling parents and families.  IYR operates multiple thrift stores and a warehouse facility.  They are able to accommodate 15 to 20 people in many of their local thrift stores and warehouse.  Volunteers generally sort merchandise, price, stock shelves and displays.  The IYR will select locations that are most convenient to the location of the conference.

This service opportunity will be on:  Saturday, April 25, from 1000 to 1400 hours –Four hour commitment.  Transportation to the thrift store or warehouse will be the responsibility of the participant.


If you have any questions please contact Mikel Robinson at execdir@iawfonline.org or (406) 531-8264.