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Workshop on large outdoor fires coming to Waterloo, Ont., in spring

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The Large Outdoor Fires & the Built Environment (LOF&BE) working group is sponsored by the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). The working group is seeking to address key issues relating to Ignition Resistant Communities (IRC), Emergency Management and Evacuation (EME), and Large Outdoor Firefighting (LOFF).

The LOF&BE working group is inviting the IAWF community to participate in their next workshop, being held April 25 to 26 in Waterloo, Ont., in association with the IAFSS Symposium (  Over the day and a half workshop, the LOF&BE will present why large outdoor fires are the important issue in the world, what this working group is doing about it, and what our progress is so far. The detailed program may be found at

More information about the scope and goals of the working group, as well as information about becoming a member, can be found at

For more information, reach out to Sayaka Suzuki (, Sara McAllister (, or Samuel L. Manzello (


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