Abstract information

The call for Abstracts and Award Nom­i­na­tions for the 2020 WAFA Con­fer­ence is now open.
The over­all theme for the con­fer­ence is 2020 Vision | Devel­op­ing the pic­ture;
we are invit­ing abstracts to be sub­mit­ted which reflect our theme specifically:

  • Vol­un­teer­ing – recruit­ing, retain­ing and pro­mot­ing female vol­un­teer­ing: chal­lenges, and inno­v­a­tive solutions
  • Broad­en­ing Hori­zons – Diver­si­ty, beyond women. Suc­cess sto­ries, approach­es, and lessons learned. We par­tic­u­lar­ly encour­age abstracts around pro­grams that are tar­get­ed at improv­ing diver­si­ty and inclu­sion in the CALD and LGB­TIQ communities.
  • Women in dis­as­ter – We par­tic­u­lar­ly encour­age abstracts from the 2019 – 2020 fire sea­son. These may be from the per­spec­tive of pro­grams tar­get­ed at women and chil­dren in dis­as­ter, or of expe­ri­ences and lessons learned from a fire­fight­ing perspective.
  • Phys­i­cal fit­ness and injury
  • A new pic­ture – inspir­ing young women to con­sid­er firefighting
  • Beyond Lean in” – inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to bar­ri­ers in recruit­ment, reten­tion, and pro­mo­tion of women in firefighting

Abstract Sub­mis­sion Guide­lines.

Abstracts Sub­mis­sions close 30/4/2020.

Submit Abstract here.