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

The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) and the conference organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of the following
organizations and individuals who have contributed to this event:


  Platinum Level Sponsor 


US Forest Service
Gold Level Sponsors

       Joint Fire Science Program     DOI Office of Wildland Fire Logo

Mobile Application Sponsor


Phos-Chek Logo



NFPA Firewise
NFPA's Firewise Communities program encourages local solutions and personal responsibility for wildfire safety by involving firefighters, residents, community leaders, planners and others by adopting a long-term, proactive approach to protecting homes from the risk of wildfire. The program provides access to training resources, online learning center, print and audiovisual materials.
NOVELTIS is a French company founded in 1998. We perform engineering studies and implement customized solutions in the fields of Space, the Environment and Sustainable Development. Our activities focus on innovation, in partnership with international research centers. We supply end-to-end services to governmental bodies and industries, including emergency management stakeholders.
EnviroVision Solutions USA
The award-winning ForestWatch® Wildfire Detection and Monitoring System, developed by EnviroVision Solutions, is a powerful, cost effective, decision support tool. The state–of-the-art early wildfire detection and alert system has been used successfully by governments and forestry industries around the world for a decade, protecting communities and forest assets.

Simtable provides digital sandtables to the wildfire and emergency management communities. Combining existing GIS data with next generation agent-based modeling and ambient computing SimTable provides a straightforward easy to use approach in incident response and training. Interactive simulations and realtime maps can be distributed across the web and mobile devices.

Interagency Joint Fire Science Program
The Joint Fire Science Program funds scientific research on wildland fire and distributes results to help policymakers, fire managers, and practitioners make sound decisions. With an annual cycle of proposal solicitation, review, and funding, the program is uniquely able to address evolving wildland fire issues and conditions. 
Fire Science Exchange Network
The Fire Science Exchange Network, supported by the Joint Fire Science Program, consists of 15 regional hubs that provide wildland fire science information to federal, tribal, state, local, and other stakeholders. Exchanges bring fire managers, practitioners, and scientists together to exchange needs, ideas, and expertise on current fire management challenges.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited
ASU is known for launching the FAA’s endorsement for the use of night vision technology in civil aviation. The beneficiaries of these efforts include EMS, Law Enforcement, and S&R operations, but also encompass communities across our nation protecting public safety, natural resources, and the welfare of those executing critical missions.

National Fallen Firefighter Foundation

Our Mission is to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes, to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives, and work within the fire service community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.


For over 50 years PHOS-CHeK has provided the world's leading chemical solutions for management of wildland/structural fires. Our Long-Term Fire Retardants, Class A & B Foams, Gels, and Fuel Gelling Agents are the safest, most effective and environmentally friendly fire chemicals available and are fully qualified by the USFS.
Sierra Nevada Company and Intterra
SNC & Intterra have designed a program to greatly improve firefighter safety & efficiency through the use of the Colorado Wildfire Management System which incorporates the PC-12 and Intterra's software tool. Currently in use in Colorado, this ideal solution is affordable, fast & can be operated from almost any airfield.

Dragonslayers, Inc.
Tools and training for wild fire, forest fire and fire storm prevention and control land management. Wildfire mitigators.
Boise State University
Researchers at Boise State University are conducting research on wildfires and related hazards such as post-fire debris flows, flooding, dust emissions, and the spread of invasive species. United, we communicate with decision makers and our communities to inform and prepare for future risks and foster resilient Idahoan communities.
   US Forest Service - Stress Control and Resiliency
The wildland fire community, including firefighters, emergency medical service (EMS) and law enforcement, may experience traumatic stress due to the nature of their work. A healthy mind and body are essential to individual and unit readiness. USFS is promoting resiliency through means of managing stress for optimal health and productivity.
Bridger Aerospace

 Bridger Aerospace provides capable, cost-effective, and user friendly intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance products and services. Combining a team with years of operational experience with innovative technology partners, we provide capabilities previously accessible only to those with government or military budgets at a fraction of the cost.

International Fire Relief Mission

The International Fire Relief Mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides humanitarian aid to fire and EMS first responders in developing countries by recycling serviceable fire fighting and EMS equipment.



Technosylva Inc.

 Solutions for Wildfire Protection Planning & Operational Response from San Diego (CA). Technosylva has developed the only specific wildfire management tools in the market, used in agencies since 1997.




Wildland Firefighter Foundation

The Wildland Firefighter Foundation provides vital financial and emotional assistance to families of wildland firefighters who die, or are seriously injured in the line of duty.



Cohesive Fire Strategy

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy is a strategic push to work collaboratively among all stakeholders and across all landscapes, using best science, to make meaningful progress towards Resilient Landscapes, Fire Adapted Communities, Safe & Effective Wildfire Response.


Grainger with 2013 Sales of 9.4 Billion is North America’s leading broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, with an expanding global presence. Grainger helps customers save time and money by providing the right products and solutions to keep facilities up and running.



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