Opening Remarks from Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources


Plenary Session: Fire Management in Canada Today and Tomorrow - The Director's View

Ralph Wheeler - Ontario Fire Director: State of Wildlife Policy  >> View video

Walter Fanning - Nova Scotia Fire Director: Challenges and Opportunitie  >> View video

Brian Simpson - British Columbia Fire Director: British Columbia's Wildfire Reality  >> View video


Plenary Session: On the Fireline - Chair: Kris Johnston


Chuck Bushey - On the Fireline: Past, Present and some Emerging Trends  >> View video

Thomas Garvey - Out of the Box and Into the Fire: How Product Innovation is Possible by Design  >> View video

Dennis Hulbert - Organizational Culture in Aviation Fire Suppression: A Lessons Learned Overview of Emerging Issues and Challenges in a Multi-Agency Aviation Fire Suppression Program  >> View video


Concurrent Sessions on the Fireline


Safety, Risk and Organizational Culture - Chair: Tim Greer

Darren Toner - An Occupational Health and Safety Journey >> View video

Tim Greer - HIgh Reliability Organizations and a Culture of Mindfulness >> View video

Greg Baxter - Firefighter Survival Zones >> View video

Larry Freemont - Protecting a Gold Mine from Wildfire “Lessons Learned” >> View video

Bob Bale - Overtraining for High Reliability: Increasing Organizational Resilience >> View video



Fuels and Fire Behaviour - Chair: Bill Droog

Al O’Connor - Climate Change and Weather Damaged Fuels: Challenges to Ontario Fire Management Staff >> View video
Dave Schroeder - Fire Behaviour in Insect Damaged Stands >> View video

Susan Kidnie - Southern Ontario Tallgrass Prairie >> View video

Jonathan Large - Fire Behaviour in Mulched Fuel Types >> View video

Anne-Claude Pepin - Predicting Fire Behaviour in Shrub Vegetation Assemblage >> View video


New and Emerging Technology - Chair: Jim Thomasson

Daniel Moser - A Comparative Analysis of Mark III Water Pump Carriage Systems >> View video

Katie Godfrey - Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters on the Fireline >> View video

Richard Wilson - Moisture Matters! Wiltronics >> View video

Aaron Tweedy - SEI Industries: Leader in Ignition Technology for Aerial & Ground Prescribed Burning >> View video

Tetyana Andriychuk - Night-Vision Aided Aerial Forest Fire Detection: Experience in a Control Test Grid >> View video

Dennis Hulbert - Wildfire Warfare: Night Ops >> View video


Concurrent Sessions: In the Response Centre


Fire Weather Forecasting and Fire Occurrence - Chair: Mick Rice

Mick Rice - Meteorological Case Study for Strong Winds Observed on 3rd April 2010 >> View video

Normand Gagnon - Ensemble Forecasting at the Canadian Meteorological Centre >> View video

Kerry Anderson - Extended-range Fire Weather Products within the Canadian Wildland Fire Information System >> View video

Daniel Poirier - Challenges Facing the use of Mid-range Meteorological Ensemble Models to Develop Wildland Fire Management Decision-supporting Tools >> View video


New Information Technology and Systems - Chair: Susan Reany-Iskra

Peter Englefield - Advancement in GIS-based Fire Modeling Applications >> View video

Steve Sakiyama - BlueSky Western Canada Smoke Forecasting System Pilot Project >> View video

Colin McFayden - Digital Wildfire Reporting: OPS Ideas & Innovation Fund Project >> View video

Susan Reany-Iskra - Precision Information Environments Concept >> View video


The Future of Resource Sharing - Chair: Steve Taylor

Graham Gordon - Resource Sharing An Agency Perspective >> View video

Brian Stocks - Forest Fire Management Resource-Sharing in Canada: The Need for an Expanded & More Effective Capability >> View video


Plenary Session: On the Landscape - Chair: Bill de Groot

Rick Sneeuwjagt - Management of Fire in Southwest of Western Australia >> View video

Alan Westhaver - Landscape Fire Management Canada’s National Parks >> View video


Concurrent Sessions: On the Landscape

Forest Communities in the Fire-Prone Forest - Chair: Paul Maczek

Adam Gossell - FireSmart Landscapes: Safer Communities & Healthier Forests >> View video

Colleen Mooney - Fuelbreak Effectiveness in Canada’s Boreal Forests: A Synthesis of Current Knowledge >> View video

Rick Sneeujagt - Lessons Identified from Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission Inquiry into Black Saturday Bushfires >> View video

Brad Hawkes - Effectiveness Monitoring of Fuel Treatments >> View video


Fire in Parks and Wilderness Areas - Chair: Mike Etches

Dave Heaman and Lisa Solomon - Ontario Parks Fire Management Planning: Two Different Parks Distinct Plans >> View video
Beth McEwen and Jennifer Gibb - Oak Savannah Restoration in Toronto: A Progress Report >> View video

Jed Cochrane - Using Landsat Images to Determine Burn Severity in Western Canadian Landscapes >> View video

Leonardo Cabrera - Fire History, Ecology and Management in Point Pelee National Park >> View video


Remote Sensing of Fire Prone Landscapes - Chair: Tim Lynham

Nancy French - The Wildland Fire Emissions Information System: A Web-base Regional Scale Approach to Mapping Fire Emissions in North America >> View video

Brian Simpson - Characterizing Boreal Forest Fuels with Operational Airborne LiDAR Data >> View video

Justin Podur - Incorporating a Spread Event Model Defined by MODIS Hot Spots into Fire Growth Modeling >> View video

Doug McRae - Insights on the Statistical Variability of Experimental Fire Behaviour Data Using Airborne-Infrared >> View video

Tim Lynham - The Fire Monitoring, Accounting and Reporting System (FireMARS) in Support of National Forest Carbon Accounting >> View Video


Concurrent Sessions: Fire Management and the Fire Community in the 21st Century

Building Community and Public Engagement - Chair: Adam Gossell

Bonita McFarlane and Tara McGee - Lessons Learned: Engaging Homeowners and Neighbourhoods in Wildfire Mitigation >> View video

Alan Westhaver - Lessons in Gaining Public Acceptance of Wildfire Mitigations: A Field Perspective >> View video


Understanding Risk and Uncertainty - Chair: Judi Beck

Al Tithecott - Risk Management in Operational Fire Management >> View video

Brian Stocks - Emerging Trends/Issues in Global Fire Management: Implications for Canada? >> View video


Systems Approach to Fire Management - Chair: Mark Johnston

Mike Flannigan - Forest Fire Activity in Canada During the 2030s to 2050s >> View video
Juha Metsaranta - Fire, Forest Management, and the Carbon Dynamics of Canada’s Managed Forest over the 21st Century >> View video

Lyle Gawalko - Fire, Fuel, and Carbon Management in Fire-Prone Forests >> View video
Norma Griffin - A Balancing Act >> View video