A great 8 days was spent in Boise, Idaho. Too bad it was work related so there was little time to see beyond Boise Centre. This post is written with a wildand fire community in mind, but does give an insight in to the great people we met over those 8 days.
The main sessions of the joint Wildland Fire Safety Summit and Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference held in Boise, Idaho, United States, concluded on Thursday 23rd April.
Around 60 participants took in post-conference Field Trips on Friday, including to the National Inter-agency Fire Centre in Boise.
With about 20 others, I enjoyed a presentation and then field trip to the site of the Oregon Trail fire, a quick running sage brush fire that destroyed and damaged dozens of homes, and caused one fatality. The field trip was reported on local KTVB News, and includes a short interview with me! You can view the KTVB News Item here. It only goes for 2 minutes.
Later on Friday, a dozen of us participated in an innovative volunteering opportunity with the Boise Fire Department – visiting a relocatable home village, knocking on doors, and offering free smoke alarms to residents. A great…
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