‘Advanced Principles of Fire Dynamics’ 3-day Course

Following the successful delivery to a fully attended course in 2016, registration for the Advanced Principles of Fire Dynamics Program 2017 scheduled for 9, 10 and 11 August 2017 at the BRE Academy, Bucknalls Lane, Garston, WD25 9XX, Hertfordshire is available on the Gulf Coast FIRE, Fire Investigations (UK) LLP and the BRE Academy websites. Registration is limited to the first 20 students! To register please complete and return the form at the end of this document.

Course Cost: £1,150.00 +VAT (£1,380.00)
Includes: A signed copy of the latest edition of ‘Principles of Fire Behavior, Second Edition’ by Dr James Quintiere, refreshments and lunches, tuition fees, course notes, experimental guidance book and all experiment consumable supplies.

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IFE Scotland EGM 22 June 2017

The Scottish Branch is holding an EGM on 22 June, please click here to view details and a message from the IFE Scotland Branch President.

Please let us know by emailing membership@ife.org.uk should you wish to attend the meeting. If you are unable to attend but would like to be a member of the Scottish Fire Engineering Group please also let us know and we will register your interest with the Branch.

RNLI; Volunteer fire risk assessor positions

North East and South West England

Over the last few years comprehensive fire surveys, and Fire Risk Assessments, have been completed on all RNLI properties throughout the British Isles and Republic of Ireland. To support the RNLI in managing the findings of these surveys a team of volunteers will be undertaking a programme of ‘reviews’ to monitor the ongoing management of fire safety, and in addition the RNLI has established a panel of experts to provide technical and strategic advice.

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Professor Georgy Makhviladze 1945 – 2017

The IFE was saddened to hear of the news that Professor Georgy Makhviladze sadly passed away on 31 May 2017.

“After more than 20 years in the Institute for Problems in Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Georgy was appointed as the Chair in Fire and Explosion Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in 1993. In 1994 he established the UCLan Centre in Fire and Explosion Studies and made an enormous contribution to the development of Fire Safety Engineering nationally and internationally. He performed and oversaw numerous projects in fire safety engineering research and education in the UK, Russia, France, Canada and other countries.”

– Dr Andrei Chamchine PhD MEng CEng MEI, International Lead for School of Engineering, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

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Are you eligible to register with the IFE for Engineering Technician status?

If you have any of the following qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for EngTech through the standard route:

  • SFJA Awards Level 5 Certificate in Fire Investigation (GATR)
  • FSEB Station Officer Exams (pass in all 4 written papers)
  • IFE Level 3 Diploma (formerly IFE Graduate exam)
  • IFE Level 4 Certificate (formerly IFE Member exam)
  • Edexcel Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors) (QCF)
  • SFJ Awards Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors) (QCF)
  • IQ Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors) (QCF)
  • CFPA Europe Advanced Diploma in Fire Prevention (prior to February 2016)
  • HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent in Fire Safety Engineering / Fire Safety Studies or Fire Engineering

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IFE USA Attend the IAAI International Training Conference in Las Vegas

IFE USA Branch members attended the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) International Training Conference held at the Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, 9-14 April 2017.

IFE USA Committee Members William (Bill) Peterson and Bruce H Varner operated a trade stand where the 692 attendees, comprising of fire investigators from around the world, together with those working with the fire industry from the insurance and legal professions, received an intensive week of training. John Galvin BSc (Hons) IEng FIFireE DipDesInn DipPollCon MCSFS IAAI-CFI IAAI-ECT also attended the event and represented the UK Association of Fire Investigators (IAAI) UK Chapter.

Bill and Bruce were able to promote membership of the IFE, registration with the Engineering Council and the recent agreement that will allow IAAI members who are Certified Fire Investigators (IAAI-CFI) to join the IFE at Member (MIFireE) grade.

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Calling all UK based Fire Risk Assessors

Do you want to join the increasing number of competent professionals on the IFE’s Fire Risk Register of Assessors?

With increasing awareness and importance being focused on the Fire Risk Assessment discipline, being third party recognised is confidence assuring to employers, building owners and managers and the general public who are wanting to source appropriately skilled, competent consultants to help them meet the requirements of legislation.

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