I was delighted to see 10 Branch members gather in December for an initial meeting to comment and give shape to the new look of the Branch. If members would like to be involved as a member of the Branch Committee, please get in touch with me or IFE Head Office, where details of what roles form a Branch Committee and those which a Branch can decide what and how it wants to develop and needs role references for, such as a CPD events co-ordinating team; 1 or 2 who look after sponsorship and marketing; Exams co-ordinator for the IFE’s exam centres within the Branch; and there are other assistant roles.
Essentially, the more we have willing, the less a handful have to do….
Following my email to the Branch membership in the latter part of last year, where I received a number of comments and suggestions to a CPD programme, if any member has ideas, suggestions, contacts etc which would support the founding Committee to develop a realistic Branch programme, please get in touch to offer these in person.
Lastly, the Institution of Fire Engineers update for January 2017 can be found here and remember as members of the Institution, you are free to sign up to this e-news. Ensure that your CPD is logged and up-to-date on mycareerpath®. Available to members and registrants, this online tool makes it easy for you to record your CPD on the go.
By Ashley Theakstone CFIFireE