Identify and facilitate opportunities for multilateral communication and cooperation to improve the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of aerial fire management.


The “International Fire Aviation Working Group” (IFAWG) will work under the framework of the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group (WFAG) / UNISDR Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN) as an advisory committee with the following principal objectives:

  • Sharing of relevant information, especially information that will support the promotion and improvement of safety in the sector;
  • Providing a conduit or facilitation mechanism for the sharing of resources between jurisdictions;
  • Identifying of opportunities for harmonisation of operating practices and establishment of consistent standards, where appropriate; and recommend or initiate suitable harmonisation action, including the development of voluntary guidelines.
  • Providing advice and guidance to nations and the United Nations regarding fire aviation through the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group / Global Wildland Fire Network.

IFAWG Charter 15 – January 2013 – Public