Fire Safety – 100 years on… are we any safer?

The IFE South Africa branch will host their AGM and Professional development seminar and workshop on 4-5th April 2019 focusing on ‘Fire Safety -100 years on…. are we any safer?’. This event will focus on the recent tragedies based on historic events and the changes they bring about in our laws and practices.

The unfortunate events at Grenfell Tower in 2017 and the Bank of Lisbon fire in Johannesburg, showed that improvements need to be made in the prevention of deadly fires. This seminar and workshop will appeal to civil engineers, structural engineers, services engineers, facilities managers, procurement officers, project managers, construction managers, insurers, architects, developers and firefighters who are dealing with high rise building fire hazards and will have local and international speakers.

The event will take place at Wanderers Protea Hotel Johannesburg. For booking information please contact Jennifer or Moira on 011788-4329 or email at

Free event focusing on post Grenfell: How safe are you in Bedfordshire?

The IFE East Midlands branch is holding a half day seminar on ‘Post Grenfell: How safe are you in Bedfordshire?’ in conjunction with Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. The seminar will be targeting housing associations, private landlords and social housing providers.

Taking place on 26th March from 9:00 am – 2:00pm, the seminar will be chaired by CFO Paul Fuller with Jonathon O’Neill setting the scene providing an update and overview on the final report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety following the Dame Judith Hackitt review. The main focus of the seminar will be to take a critical look at pre and post Grenfell of the work that is being undertaken across the county to ensure social housing is fit for purpose.

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South Eastern branch to focus on advances in technology in fire engineering, and waste management fires

The South Eastern branch is organising a seminar on the topic of ‘Advances in technology in the fire safety engineering industry and separately a discussion on waste management fires’.

This one-day seminar will highlight some of the new technology that is now available and being showcased around the world in our industry and will pose the question… “What should we as Fire Safety professionals be accepting in 2019 and beyond in this regard when it comes to the opportunities presented to us to save lives in fire situations.”

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Future Fire Policy – Fire Lecture

The Worshipful Company of Firefighters are hosting a three-hour evening lecture called ‘Future fire policy – The way forward?’. Richard Fowler, IFE International President, will attend the lecture which is designed to help delegates understand what is necessary to develop a national fire safety policy.

Keynote speaker Jim Pauley, President/CEO of the USA based but globally influential National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will talk about the Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem developed by the NFPA, offering that as a future model for the UK post – Grenfell.

Roy Wilsher, Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council will be discussing the UK National Fire Chiefs Council’s strategy. This will focus on the Fire and Rescue Service’s perspective of a Fire and Life Safety Eco System.

For more information click here or for booking please click here.

BS 7974 launch event

A launch event to celebrate the revised BS 7974 Fire Safety Engineering Series takes place on 4th April from 10:30 am at Bloomsbury, London.

This event will provide a framework for an engineering approach to the fire safety of buildings. BS 7974 gives recommendations and guidance on applying scientific and engineering principles to the protection of people, property and the environment from fire. Key speakers for this event include Dr Peter Wilkinson, Dr Danny Hopkin, Dr Roger Harrison, Mr Dave Berry, Dr David Purser, Mr Nigel Hiorns.

To register your free place click here. Please note that the places are limited.

IFE to return to Fire Safety Event

The IFE is delighted to support the Fire Safety Event which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 9th-11th April 2019.

Returning for the second year running the IFE will be exhibiting on stand FS122 and speaking on day 3 in the Fire Safety Keynote Theatre on the topic ‘Future of Fire Safety Laws post Grenfell’. Representatives from the IFE’s membership and registration team, education team and marketing will be on hand to answer any queries over these days. We look forward to meeting members and potential new members at the event.

The Fire Safety event features a powerful combination of education, networking and business support, designed to help organisations to maintain highest standards of fire safety management. The programme viewable here will cover critical topics in fire safety management today.

For further information about the event or to register your place click here.

Bookings are now open for 2019 Conference

The IFE’s 96th AGM, International Conference and International President’s Dinner will be held on the 17-18th July at Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront Brighton.

The theme of the conference is ‘Professionalism and ethics in the fire sector’ and keynote speaker Roy Wilsher, Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, will open the conference on day one.

This year’s International President’s Dinner will be hosted by Richard Fowler, at the unique venue of the British Airways i360 on the evening of 17th July. Guests will enjoy a drinks reception in the sky onboard the i360 pod which gently glides 450ft high providing stunning coastal views. After departing the pod, guests will enjoy a three-course meal dining in the seafront location.

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