Call for Presentation Proposals Now Open!
    This 14th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit is themed on Decision Making in High Risk and High Consequence Environments
  In a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, key decisions, made in time pressured environments, often have far reaching consequences on our people and on the community. 

   This Wildland Fire Safety Summit will attract everyone involved in decision making - from front line firefighters to incident managers and fire executives. 
The call for presentation proposals invites fire practitioners, researchers and experts in human factors to submit posters and oral presentations to stimulate discussion and improve knowledge and skills, aimed at improving decision making by wildland firefighters.

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Questions we hope will be addressed at the Summit through the many presentations and networking opportunities:
  • Do we teach decision-making to fire leaders well?  
  • Can we use technology to improve situational awareness?  
  • How do we allow for human factors in decision making?  
  • Are we equipping incident management teams to make wise decisions?  
  • Are the accepted wildland fire safety doctrines of the "10 Standard Fire Orders" and "18 Watchout Situations" still relevant in today's technical world?  
  • What are the consequences when things go wrong?  
  • Are there things we can learn from other (non-fire) disciplines where high consequence decisions are made?  
Although the focus of the Safety Summit is decision making, all presentations promoting Wildland Fire Safety will be considered regardless of the focus. 

Oral Presentations are 20 minutes in length 
Poster Presentations will be presented during the poster session; presenters are required to be present during the session. Due to limited space we encourage everyone to consider presenting a poster at the summit.
1. All abstracts must be submitted via the online system provided below. 
2. Abstract title is limited to 10-12 words.
3. Abstracts have a 350-word limit and should be written with non-technical language.
4. Presenter should be listed, this is the person who will be registering and attending the conference to present. Include 100-word bio for the presenter.
5. For Additional Authors include Full Name, Professional Title, Affiliation.
6. Abstracts will be accepted in both English and Spanish. Translation services will be provided by the organizers. 
The deadline for submissions is 
October 10, 2016
Event Details
Date:  January 31, 2017
Location : Palau de Pedralbes
Barcelona, Spain

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