RE18 opens call for proposals

The RE18 event team are now inviting all presentation proposals for the 22nd annual conference which takes place on 13th November 2018 at West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters.

Proposals should showcase current research studies and innovative projects as well as reflect back on initiatives that have helped shape or influence today’s evidence base, policies and practice and look forward in terms of the future nature and direction of fire related research and development. In addition to presentations, poster presentations are also very welcome.

The annual event attracts a wide audience from across the emergency services, fire industry, research communities and other private or public sectors interested in the latest fire related issue, developments and concerns.

If you are interested in presenting at the conference please complete the application form by 27th April 2018.

Engineering Council launches new CPD aid

The Engineering Council has launched a new animation on understanding CPD obligations for professionally registered engineers. The short video highlights that CPD can be recorded in a number of ways and should be based on an individual’s learning needs.

To view the animation, click here. The Engineering Council’s CPD Code for Registrants can also be viewed via this link.

Bookings now open – ‘Young people and fire; reducing risks and saving lives’

This year’s AGM and International Conference will take place in Edinburgh, a city which is of great importance in the IFE’s 100-year history.

Taking place on 31st October – 1st November 2018 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, this year’s theme focuses on ‘Young people and fire; reducing risks and saving lives’. The conference will feature plenary sessions as well as parallel workshops which delegates will need to register for online during the booking process.

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Centenary update

The centenary torch relay is well underway with several branch events taking place this month. The torch is currently leaving the USA where it attended the branch AGM and is heading to Singapore and Malaysia for its next leg. The IFE’s dedicated centenary webpage contains all you need to know about the 100th celebrations as well as an online torch tracker which is following the torch around the world, showcasing the different events it has attended.

Also available on the website is limited edition IFE centenary merchandise which is now available from the IFE’s online shop. Choose from a centenary lapel pin, centenary coin or professional stamp to commemorate our 100th anniversary.