Safety Summit begins


IAWF conference Chuck Bushey
IAWF President Chuck Bushey. IAWF photo

The International Association of Wildland Fire’s Safety Summit began yesterday in Missoula, Montana with optional workshops, an icebreaker reception, and on Tuesday morning a keynote address by Gordon Graham. The big event Tuesday night is a special screening of “Red Skies of Montana“, which is a must-see movie for firefighters. The conference wraps up on Thursday, but there are optional tours of key wildland fire landmarks in the Missoula area on Friday.

More photos from the conference are on the IAWF’s Facebook page.

More information about the conference and the movie, which was filmed in and around Missoula in 1950-1952: The Missoulian, New West, and KPAX.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.