Wildfire 2009

Wildfire 2009

16-17 June 2009, Lyndhurst, New Forest, Hampshire, United Kingdom

The UK’s only national conference on wildfire is back for the fourth time. Wildfire activity in the UK has moved on rapidly since Wildfire 2007 and Wildfire 2009 will bring you all the latest developments.

The conference will cover the full spectrum of wildfire activity, and as always will include an international dimension. 

Wildfire brings together a host of high profile speakers from across the UK, as well as international experts, alongside exhibitors showing the latest wildfire fighting equipment and services.

Who’s it for?

By hosting a range of optional workshops on a wide variety of subjects, Wildfire 2009 will offer a tailored route through the event for a broad range of people, including: 

  • Countryside Managers
  • Estate Owners & Managers
  • Fire and Rescue Personnel
  • Emergency Planning & Resilience Staff
  • Foresters
  • Local Authority and National Park Staff
  • Policy Makers
  • Equipment Manufacturers & Suppliers

Programme & Speakers

The programme for Wildfire 2009 is still under development, speakers and a draft programme will be announced around the beginning of March 2009. If you are interested in speaking at the event there may still be opportunities – please contact us.

The key topics for Wildfire 2009:

  • Updates from the English Wildfire Forum and Scottish Wildfire Forum
  • Arson and Wildfire – Research and Case Studies
  • Partnership Working and Fire Groups 
  • Wildfire Behaviour and Suppression Techniques 
  • Incident Command Systems
  • Training – Including EuroFire and Feedback from the EWF/SWF Working Group
  • Environmental Impacts Of Wildfire 
  • Summary of Fires Seminars – Interdisciplinary Research on Ecosystem Services 
  • Land Management to Reduce the Risk of Wildfire


There will also be a number of great demonstrations led by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, including their excellent new surveillance remote controlled helicopter and Unimog, the event sponsor, will be offering demo rides.


If you are interested in exhibiting at Wildfire 2009 please contact us.

Mercedes-Benz Unimog is proud to sponsor of Wildfire 2009

Mercedes-Benz Unimog is delighted to be sponsoring Wildfire 2009. Climate change is a reality and fire service professionals should be equipped with the most effective tools for the job – plus the peace of mind of knowing that, having arrived at the heart of the fire, they can get back safely and quickly.

The compact and powerful Mercedes-Benz Unimog is the ideal vehicle for tackling wildfires, with its fast on-road speeds, exceptional all terrain ability, and the payload to operate as a front line fire appliance.

Evening Event – BBQ

A popular feature at previous Wildfire events has been the conference dinner. This year we are holding a more informal BBQ which will allow more time for invaluable networking opportunities. The BBQ will be held at the Lyndhurst Park Hotel. There will be no additional charge but please indicate on your booking form if you wish to attend.

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