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UK Wildfires Conference 2017 - Wildfire resilience in a UK context

The Urban Heaths Partnership is pleased to be hosting 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 biennial conference is now overseen by the England and Wales Wildfire Forum (opens in a new window) (EWWF) and the Scottish Wildfire Forum (SWF). It brings together wildfire practitioners from all over the UK and beyond. This year we are joined by our colleagues from the National Fire Protection Association (opens in a new window) (NFPA) in the USA for the first time. They will be assisting with discussions about Firewise and how to make our homes safer from the threat of wildfires.

The overall theme of the conference is 'Wildfire resilience in a UK context'. We will be investigating 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 hopes to make us better prepared should these predictions come true.

The conference will be held at The Royal Bath Hotel, Bath Road, Bournemouth. BH1 2EW.

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The 2015 UK Wildfire Conference - Wildfire: prevention better than cure - was hosted by the Scottish Wildfire Forum and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on 10 and 11 November 2015 at the SFRS College, Cambuslang. The two-day conference was aimed at land-owners and managers, fire and rescue personnel and researchers and policy makers, and brought together international delegates from Europe and the UK to discuss wildfire issues, and share knowledge and experience. View the presentations from the 2015 conference.

 Wildfire 2013 was held in Wales, featuring a range of conference sessions, workshops, field trips, equipment demonstrations and networking opportunities for all those involved in the prevention and suppression of wildfires.  The focus was on the practical, informed by the best knowledge and experience from around the world. View the presentations from the 2013 conference.

Delegate registration

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Register and pay online. Registration includes entry to the conference on both days, the wildfire exhibition and the evening 'networking dinner'.

Exhibitors & sponsors

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Fire Times are organising the exhibition to be held alongside the conference. Express your interest in exhibiting or becoming a sponsor.

Book a hotel room

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We have negotiated conference rates for hotel rooms at the venue. These special rates are available for the nights of the 6, 7 and 8 November.

Conference programme and information

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Take a look at what we've got planned for 7/8 November 2017.

Conference speakers, papers and posters

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Find out who's presenting papers and posters at the UK Wildfire Conference.

Presentation abstracts - UK Wildfire Conference

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A flavour of the oral presentations at the UK Wildfire Conference.

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