The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) is a non-profit, professional association representing members of the global wildland fire community. The purpose of the association is to facilitate communication and leadership for the wildland fire community. Since 1997, the IAWF has hosted nine Wildland Fire Safety Summits at various locations in the United States, Canada and overseas. These summits bring together wildland firefighting professionals and others from around the world. Through presentations, displays, and group breakout sessions, participants exchange information on fireline safety, risk management, cultural changes, and wildland fire research.