Fire in Practice: Bruce Farquharson – Creating a Resilient Landscape (5 Mar 2024)

Fire in Practice: Bruce Farquharson – Creating a Resilient Landscape (5 Mar 2024)

Creating a Resilient Landscape

5th March 2024, 4-5pm GMT

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Fire is a naturally occurring phenomenon and has been used as a tool for generations across the world. It has the potential to have a catastrophic impact on our landscape, but also to be an incredibly useful tool that can prevent the negative impact of Wildfires. Climate Change, Human Interaction and Changed Vegetation Management Practice has resulted in an increasing risk of landscape scale Wildfire, so how can we plan for, prevent and mitigate Wildfires in the UK?

About the Speaker

Bruce Farquharson is the Deputy Assistant Chief Officer in charge of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Training Department. He also has responsibility for the Services Wildfire Capability. This involves developing and maintaining the wildfire prevention and response strategy, and as the Chair of the Scottish Wildfire Forum, working with a diverse range of partners to develop a common understanding and agenda for all of the agencies involved in wildfire prevention and response. Bruce has been in the Fire Service for over 30 Years and has had experience in a number of different departments in his career.

Fire in Practice seminars

The Fire in Practice – Conversations with Wildfire Practitioners seminar series, organised by the Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society, aims to explore the developments and challenges in the ‘real world’ of landscape fire, reflecting on the role and opportunities of research in addressing the issues. The seminars are held online, usually held on a Tuesday at 4pm (UK time) every one-two months, and are free and open to all interested audiences. Each seminar involves 30-40min of a guest speaker presentation, followed by opportunity for Q&A and discussion.

Once you have registered, you will receive a joining link closer to the event.

Some of our past webinars can be viewed on our youtube channel.

The Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society is a collaboration between Imperial College London, King’s College London, Royal Holloway, and the University of Reading.

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