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UK Wildfires Conference 2017

The Urban Heaths Partnership hosted the UK Wildfire Conference in Dorset for the first time on the 7 and 8 of November 2017 at the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth.

The conference is overseen by the England and Wales Wildfire Forum (EWWF)and the Scottish Wildfire Forum (SWF). It brought together wildfire practitioners from all over the UK and beyond. This year we were joined by our colleagues from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)in the USA for the first time. They assisted with discussions about Firewise and how to make our homes safer from the threat of wildfires.

The overall theme of the conference was 'Wildfire resilience in a UK context'. We investigated how to make UK homes, communities and the landscape more wildfire resilient in the future. Climate change predictions suggest that the UK will see more extreme wildfire weather; this conference hoped to make us better prepared should these predictions come true.

Download the UK Wildfire Resilience 2017 conference booklet.

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