There seems to be some folks who don’t have all the info about the upcoming Wildfire Safety Summit in Missoula on November 6-8, 2001
It the 5th Annual Safety Summit, sponsored by the International Association of Wildland Fire; earlier Safety Summits were held in British Columbia, Washington State, Sydney Australia, and Edmonton, Alberta.
The Safety Summit is truly international in scope: previous Summits have had attendees from China, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the U.S., as well as other countries.
Attendees include firefighters; former firefighters; wannabee firefighters; fire managers; fire vendors; fire researchers; media interested in wildfire; politicians interested in wildfire; literally, anyone who wants to come is welcome!!
The Safety Summit is NOT about sitting and getting lectured to from a podium: an important aspect of the previous 4 Safety Summits has been the “breakout sesions” every afternoon when ALL attendees are encouraged to meet and interact with presenters to discuss ways to remedy fire safety problems.
Keep in mind: this is NOT just a U.S. Fire Safety Summit: while the U.S. is a major player on the world fire scene, there are many nations represented with a variety of situations to discuss.
This year’s IAWF Wildfire Safety Summit in Missoula is co-sponsored by the Interior West Fire Council, the NWCG Safety & Health Working Team, and the USFS Fire Safety Group.
For specifics on the conference and registration information, look up www.umt.edu/ccesp/wfs/