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Workshop on Large Outdoor Fires and the Built Environment

The ‘Large Outdoor Fires and the Built Environment’ or LOF & BE working group, sponsored by the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) is attempting to address problems with key phenomenological shared characteristics relevant to urban fires, wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires, wildland fires, and informal settlement fires. The LOF & BE permanent working group consists of three subgroups, prioritized into the following topics: Ignition Resistant Communities (IRC); Emergency Management and Evacuation (EME); and Large Outdoor Firefighting (LOFF).

The overall objectives are to bring the full depth of knowledge of the IAFSS community to work on these priority topics. In this workshop, the LOF & BE will present why large outdoor fires are the important issue in the world, what the working group is doing about it, and what the progress is so far.

For more information, see this website.