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The theme of this year's summit is "A new approach to wildland fire safety". The predictable aging and ultimate retirement of a significant part of our workforce presents a range of new challenges as we prepare to 'handover the torch". Maximising opportunities for the transfer of key skills, knowledge, and a 'safety culture' rooted in genuine 'lessons learned' while managing the health and fitness issues associated with their workforce, are very much current issues. These issues loom in an environment where most organisations are continually being pressed to do more with less. How do we 'pass on the torch' without dropping it?

Papers may be submitted on a wide variety of topics related to Wildland Fire Safety including, but not limited to:

• New approaches to wildland fire safety
• Advances in wildland firefighter safety
• Key 'lessons learned' for the next generation
• Empowering the next generation by maximising the retiring one
• Next steps - a shared responsibility.

The conference program will include a mix of keynote and invited speakers, and speakers selected from abstracts received in response to the Call for Papers. Poster presentations will be displayed throughout the conference as well as being featured at a formal poster session (TBD).

Abstracts should be limited to 350 words or less (25 to 30 typed lines; font size 12pt.) Abstracts should be written in non-technical language and with an emphasis on management implications of the work. Poster presenters will be expected to attend their posters at designated times during the conference.

Location: Sydney, Australia
Deadline: September 21, 2012
Website: http://www.iawfonline.org/Sydney2012/CallforPapers.php
Contact Name: Mikel Robinson
Contact E-mail: execdir@iawfonline.org
Contact Phone: (406) 531-8264
Expiration: September 22, 2012
Region(s): Southern
Topic(s): Safety
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