Welcome Deanne Shulman

As a pioneer woman in fire management in the U.S. Forest Service, and first woman smokejumper in the United States, Wildland Fire Canada 2019 welcomes Deanne Shulman.

In 1974, Deanne was hired by the U.S. Forest Service. She worked seasonally over the next twelve years in a variety of suppression positions including:

  • hotshot crew
  • fire engine
  • helicopter rappelling crew
  • fire patrol
  • smokejumper

In 1986, Deanne moved into a fire management position and filled various roles at the district and forest level for the next eleven years.

After several international assignments in fire and disaster response, Deanne accepted a position with the Forest Service Office of International Programs in 1998. She served a total of fourteen years providing leadership and technical assistance to envision, fund, design and implement a portfolio of fire and emergency management capacity building partnership programs internationally.

Deanne retired at the end of 2011 and now is an international consultant for natural resources and emergency management programs development. She has a bachelor’s degree in Forest Management from Northern Arizona University.

Join us in Ottawa between November 18 – 21 and hear what Deanne has to say. Register today!

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