The Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE) is planning a great set of events for the 7th International Fire Ecology and Management Fire Congress.

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend the event and participate in an evening student social at Disney Wilderness Preserve, the national SAFE lunch meeting, and a student-focused interactive fire circle discussion.
Several conference presentations will share student research findings, and we'll be holding a student poster contest. More information will be posted on the Fire Congress website as it becomes available, and students can volunteer at the conference for discounted registration rates
In addition, a post-conference prescribed burn has been organized for SAFE members. This is an exciting opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience in the field. See the instructions below to apply, and make sure to submit your application by September 1.
Call for Nominations:
SAFE Prescribed Burning Activity on the Disney Wilderness Preserve in Conjunction with the 7th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress
Hello All!

SAFE has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to offer two days of prescribed burn activity for students on Sunday and Monday, December 3-4, at the Disney Wilderness Preserve. This event is being held in conjunction with the 7th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress in Orlando, Florida.
We will be staying on property at the DWP and there are only 10 spaces available. We are making selections to ensure we have a diverse group of participants, both in education and experience. This event is only open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. You must be a national member of SAFE to participate. 
If you would like to be considered for the student prescribed burn group, please complete the google docs link below by September 1st. We will respond by September 10th.
Please note, required PPE includes the following:
  • Hardhat
  • Leather gloves
  • Sunglasses/safety glasses
  • Ear plugs
  • Leather boots with vibram sole that are 8 inches tall
  • Fire Shelter
  • Nomex pants and long sleeve shirt
Please contact myself, Peter Noble, or Kayla Johnston, with questions.
Carrie A. Minerich
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Idaho
College of Natural Resources
Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Science
National President
Student Association of Fire Ecology

The Disney Wilderness Preserve is located in Kissimmee, FL about 45 minutes from the conference site. Transportation will be provided to participants.
Not Familiar with SAFE?
SAFE is the Student Section of the Association for Fire Ecology and was established in 2000 by graduate students at UC Davis who shared a strong interest in fire ecology and related issues. SAFE now consists of a network of campus chapters across the US. SAFE aims to provide students from diverse backgrounds with an open forum on fire ecology through which research can be shared, networks formed, and funding and information resources can be accessed.

Becoming a member in SAFE is easy and affordable. All SAFE members are also AFE members and enjoy all the membership benefits at a discounted rate of only $25/year. Membership information is available at