Aerial Firefighting Conference 2011


Aerial Firefighting Conference

Defining and Implementing best practice in Aerial Firefighting Operations in Australasia

25 August 2011

Melbourne, Australia

Following the Aerial Firefighting Forum held on the Gold Coast in 2009, Tangent Link is announcing a 1-day conference, with supporting exhibition, to be held in Melbourne on 25 August 2011.

Drawing from an International line up of Speakers and subject matter experts, Tangent Link’s aims for the conference are to debate the challenges in defining and implementing Best Practice in Aerial Firefighting Operations. The event will address how Government Organisations and Emergency Services can challenge and support the Aviation Industry to begin a journey of continuous improvement and partnership, so that the Australian Fire Fighting community can improve efficiency & dramatically reduce the risks associated with Aerial Firefighting.

Tangent Link’s 8th Aerial Firefighting event will look to build on the Asia-Pacific regions capabilities, with an international programme that can provide new thinking and growth to the Australiasia’s Aerial Firefighting community.

Key Themes
Conference discussion topics will include:

  • Types of Aircraft which can be used to protect community, life and property
  • UAV’s and electronic equipment systems
  • Sensory technologies – upcoming and future
  • Continuous improvement and partnerships of Aerial Firefighting assets within Australia and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Introducing benchmarking for Aerial Firefighting Operations
  • Direct or Indirect method of attack
  • Australian safety regulations regarding Aerial Firefighting
  • The real costs of Bush Fires within Australia

Participation Options
For further information on Sponsoring & Exhibiting at this event please contact
Rebecca Covey
Business Development Executive
Tel: +44-1628 550047

Call for Papers!
If you would like to submit a strong, innovative presentation for consideration for inclusion in the conference programme, please contact Hayley Fletcher, with a brief summary of your paper

Hayley Fletcher
Conference Programme Executive
Tel: +44-1628 550042

Melbourne Conference Report
The Melbourne conference report is available and published ex post on this announcement web page:

Please see the web pages of the previous International Aerial Firefighting Conferences, including the conference reports:


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