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IAFSS “Large Outdoor Fires and the Built Environment” Satellite Workshop @ Interflam

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The IAFSS and
Interflam are pleased to invite those attending Interflam to a complimentary Workshop on Large Outdoor Fires and the Built Environment (LOF&BE) to be held on Sunday afternoon 30th June 2019, on the eve of the Interflam Conference near London.

This initiative supplements that made by the IAFSS in recognising the urgent and necessary requirement to address the escalating issues.  Wildfires that spread into communities, referred to as Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires, and other large urban fires, such as those that have occurred after earthquakes or in informal settlements having catastrophic impact.


The IAFSS Working Group leaders are: Sara McAllister, U.S. Forest Service, USA; Sayaka Suzuki, National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, Japan; and Samuel L. Manzello, NIST, USA.


LOF&BE is comprised of three subgroups:

Ignition Resistant Communities;
Elsa Pastor, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain  

Emergency Management and Evacuation;
Enrico Ronchi,
Lund University, Sweden

Large Outdoor Firefighting;

Raphaele Blanchi, CSIRO, Australia


If you will be at Interflam, and would like to join us please click here to register (http://www.intersciencecomms.co.uk/html/conferences/Interflam/if19/Registrationif19.htm)


 If you would like more information, please contact us at: Samuel Manzello (samuelm@nist.gov), Sara McAllister (smcallister@fs.fed.us), Sayaka Suzuki (sayakas@fri.go.jp) with any queries. 


The IAFSS working groups kick-off workshop was held at the 11th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology (AOSFST); please see here for the report: https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.1236


For more details about LOF&BE, please see: https://iafss.org/committees/large-outdoor-fires-wg/

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