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


Final Program Booklet (updated 4/18/2015)

Click here to view the detailed program schedule 

 Poster Presentation Videos

Interactive 911 Program
Presenter: Sandra Inman-Carpenter
Social “Watch Out” Situations for Incident Management Teams
Presenter: Toddi Steelman
Modeling Potential Fire Behavior Changes Due to Fuel Breaks in the Monterey Ranger District, Los Padres National Forest, California
Presenter: Stacy Drury
We all play a part- Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods,
Presenter: Peter Middleton
Enhancing Community Response-Utilising existing information networks during bushfires
Presenter: Kathy Overton



Monday: Workshops, Exhibitor Move-in (5:00-8:00 pm), Registration (2:00-8:00 pm)
Tuesday: Sessions, Exhibition and Social Reception
Wednesday: Sessions, Poster Session, Exhibition, Sponsored Luncheon, Social Reception, Evening Workshop sponsored by Intterra Group.
Thursday: Coffee with IAWF Board of Directors, Sessions
Friday: Field Trips and Tours, Community Service Opportunities
Saturday: Community Service Opportunities



Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
In partnership with the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation (NFFF), MUSC is working on a grant through FEMA to decrease stigma of seeking help for mental health concerns among firefighters and their families. The project is based upon a very successful project created by the Veterans Administration (VA) and will use video testimonials for peers to provide information to one another about common stressors that firefighters face, things that family and friends notice when a firefighter is stressed, how a person knew that they needed to seek help, what kind of help they sought out, whether that help was useful, and what they would tell other firefighters in a similar situation.  Based on peer education and its effectiveness, these videos will hopefully provide firefighters with information about how to seek help and will reduce the stigma around help seeking. 

Angela Moreland will be in Boise from April 20-24 and is very interested in gaining involvement from people involved in the IAWF conference, as well as local representation – to be a part of the videos and also share insight regarding our project.  The video interviews will take 10-15 minutes each and are very informal. She would love to hear feedback either in the form of personal experiences (Firefighters questions) or experiences in helping/working with others (Experts questions). Please contact her either in advance, or at the conference, if you would like more information or to participate in the interviews. Thank you so much!!

Click here to view the interview questions.

Angela Moreland, Ph.D.
Phone:  (843) 792-8899


 Key Dates

  • Call for Paper Opens…September 15
  • Registration Opens…September 15
  • Call for Paper Closes…..December 1  Extended to December 8
  • Authors notified…January 15
  • Program finalized…..January 15
  • Presenters must register by.... March 16
  • Hotel Room Blocks Expire….March 30