March 2018 IFE Examinations

The closing date for March 2018 examination entries was 30 November 2017. Applications received after this date and up to 14th January 2018 (inclusive) will be accepted and will have a late entry fee* applied.

*For candidates who took part in the October 2017 examination session and are awaiting results, these will be despatched by 9th January 2018. Should you wish to apply for March examinations, the deadline for applications is still 14th January 2018 and the late application fee will be waived.

IFE Competency and Ethics Special Interest Group – ‘Call to Arms’

Update from Steve Cooper, Chairman of Competency and Ethics SIG

Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, the role of competency in fire safety engineering is under more scrutiny than ever before, and the IFE is obviously playing a key role in this, including, but not limited to, providing input to the Dame Judith Hackett enquiry.

The IFE’s Competency and Ethics Special Interest Group (SIG) is at the forefront of keeping this at the top of the agenda, and their work includes reviewing and renewing membership Codes of Practice, developing Whistleblowing guidance and making sure that there are guidelines to enable fire engineering to be carried out in an ethical manner.

If you are interested in becoming part of this SIG, please contact As a member, you will be expected to attend quarterly meetings, either in person or by video conference, and to take part in driving competency and ethics forward, to help ensure that we don’t keep repeating the mistakes of the past.

New Members’ Portal

The current MyIFE area has expanded to include options to pay for memberships, registrations and other fees online, provide instant access for members to view their membership details as well as offer the ability to view and update contact information. Members will also be able to amend their contact preferences via the portal.

The introduction of the new Members’ Portal provides a self-service system ensuring members are easily able to access important information that is often required. Phase One implementation has taken place with Phase Two following, which will continue to include the function to apply for certain types of membership online.

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South Africa Branch Centenary Celebrations Comrades Marathon – Carry the Torch

As part of our centenary year celebrations, IFE SA would like to have a group of IFE members from all over the world carry the centenary torch from start to finish. We are planning on doing extensive media coverage to try and raise awareness of the importance of a career in the field of fire safety, and as this is televised worldwide, we feel that it will be a perfect platform for this. A member of the IFE council, Given Mgiba, is running his 5th comrades this year and will be in charge of IFE runners.

We are calling on all IFE members throughout the world who have already registered to run the race and are interested in participating in this to contact us on

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South Africa Branch – Short Course Schedule

Our Short Course schedule for 2018 has just been released. These are some of our courses which will be of interest to members. They form part of the Certified Fire Safety Officer (CFSO) programme and delegates satisfying the learning requirements of this module, gain credits towards the CFSO.

Fundamentals of Fire Investigation Course
This course is aimed at all professionals who will be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the elementary concepts of fire scene evaluation and investigation and the types of evidence collected in order to identify the cause of the fire.

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South Africa Branch AGM

Our Annual AGM was held on the 11 October at the Protea Wanderers Hotel. Continuous membership certificates were presented to eligible members by our Chairman Mr M Webber. Congratulations to our SA Branch March 2017 exams Top Students, these candidates received glass trophies and certificates of achievements as follows:

  • Level 2 Certificate : Sean Fish
  • Level 3 Certificate overall four units: Quinton Henning
  • Level 3 Diploma Unit 1 Fire Engineering Science: Aslam Haffejee and Mahesh Khoosal

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