IAWF Virtual Meet Up

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Please join the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) on July 7th at 4:00 pm MDT/ July 8th at 8:00 am AEST via Zoom for this month's virtual Meet Up, hosted by IAWF Board Member Trevor Howard.

Trevor Howard has been an IAWF Board Member since the beginning of 2022. He is the National Manager – Prescribed Burning Strategy, Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC), based at the DFES Bushfire Centre of Excellence at Nambeelup, Western Australia. Commencing in forestry in 1975, Trevor has extensive experience in land management, fire, and emergency services across several states including Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, and the Northern Territory.

His career has included engaging with traditional owners, Aboriginal rangers, and remote communities as well as operational, incident management, and strategic command roles. Trevor is a former Member of the National Council of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology and has also represented multiple jurisdictions on the North Australia Fire Managers Group. He was Chair of the Fire Aviation Subcommittee of the Interagency Bushfire Operations Committee of Western Australia while working at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions. Trevor also led the adoption of ISO 31000 for prescribed burn planning and implementation and had state-level responsibilities for operational preparedness, delivering prescribed burning programs, bushfire suppression, and multiagency emergency management. With qualifications in public safety, anthropology, agriculture, and rangeland management, Trevor has a strong interest in the sustainable use and management of natural resources, and a passion for the human dimensions of wildland fire.

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