Tickets on sale for Building Control Northern Ireland Fire Safety conference

The annual Building Control Northern Ireland Fire Safety conference is set to return for its 23rd year in early 2019. The prestigious event attracts delegates from a range of backgrounds including fire and rescue services, building control, entertainment licensing, universities, consultants and International Service Providers interested in fire safety research and best practice.

Taking place on 7-8th February 2019, the aim of the conference is to promote and share fire safety knowledge and expertise throughout the province enhancing the safety of all.

Speakers have been drawn from various disciplines in the field of fire safety to include fire safety professionals, fire and rescue service, product manufacturers and suppliers, trade bodies, research establishments and fire investigators.

The event will take place at the Armagh City Hotel.

For further information or to book your place click here.

IFE members enjoy day of learning at Yorkshire & Humber CPD event

Dozens of IFE members descended on North Yorkshire for a development day packed with operational learning.

The Continuous Development Day at Easingwold on 12 November offered Yorkshire & Humber branch members with four hours of development, covering everything from a fire involving millions of tyres to Coroners Regulation 28 notices.

The event entitled “Organisational Risk Management and identifying lessons learnt” was organised by Area Manager Carl Boasman GIFireE.

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Midlands branch event – The Route to Competence in Fire Safety

The Midlands branch are hosting this event which will take place on 25th October. Speakers include the following:

Benjamin Walker MIFireE, has served as an operational officer in a busy UK Metropolitan Fire Service and trained Firefighters worldwide in Tactical Firefighting and Fire Behaviour. Considered to be a subject matter expert, he is also the author of three textbooks. Having trained firefighters throughout the world, he is renowned for making fire science accessible.  Ben will be setting the scene for the seminar with some simple revision to underscore the importance of knowledge and understanding of fire and fire behaviour to the competent person.

Peter Robinson CFIFireE, is a Fire Safety Consultant, with many years of experience in the Fire and Rescue Service and in Fire Risk Assessment (FRA).  Having conducted over 2,500 FRA’s, in a wide variety of premises and workplaces Peter will be asking some hard questions of Fire Risk assessors Who are you, what is your experience, what makes you competent, what do your FRA’s look like”?

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100 years young: futureproofing Generation Alpha conference

The North Western branch and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will host this one-day conference later this month on 23rd September.

The day will celebrate the IFE’s centenary and focus on young people born after 2011 who are predicted to be the most transformative generation ever. The primary aims of the day are to share best practice and stimulate debate on the issues facing fire and rescue services and partner agencies working with young people. Speakers include representatives from the NSPCC, Rochdale Borough Council, fabtic, Sparkton, The Prince’s Trust, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and National Fire Chiefs Council Children and Young Persons lead.

For further information and tickets click here.

South Africa Branch – Short Course Schedule

Our Short Course schedule for 2018 is now available. 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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Fire Dynamics Course Update

Our Fire Dynamics Course was held on the 10-12 October at the Protea Wanderers Hotel. Our guest lecturers were Ricky Carvel and Rory Hadden from Edinburgh University. It was well attended and a great success. We are keen on rolling out more of these courses in the future.

Guest lecturers, Ricky Carvel and Rory Hadden

A cup of tea and retail therapy before the next lecture