Our Purpose is to deliver
practical solutions for living
well with wildfire

RESEARCH themes
Community resilience

Prescribed burns, fuel treatment efficacy, and fire behaviour analysis. Our projects touch on all aspects of making our communities more resilient to wildfires.

Aviation and wildfire chemicals

Laboratory and operational efficacy assessments of various aspects of aviation-related suppression activities.

Equipment evaluation

New and innovative fireline equipment undergo operational trials to better understand their value proposition.

Detection

Running wildfire detection challenges to help stay abreast of the latest in wildfire detection technology, and providing comparative performance data on current detection standards.

Firefighter safety

Prioritizing wildland firefighter safety by evaluating new safety gear, and developing guidance on survival zones and crew configuration.

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RESEARCH LIBRARY

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MEET OUR RESEARCH TEAM

Our team of researchers combines several years of wildfire operational experience with strong research and management skills. The unique capabilities and personalities of our team members allow us to be innovative and adaptable, and our small size allows us to be responsive to members’ research needs.

Michael Benson
Manager

Greg Baxter
Senior Researcher

Rex Hsieh
Senior Researcher

Steve Hvenegaard
Senior Researcher

Razim Refai
Senior Researcher

Brandon MacKinnon
Researcher

Andrew Stack
Researcher

Funding Partners

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