South Africa branch course offering

A range of courses are available to book via the IFE South African branch. Please see details below:


Fundamentals of design and evaluation of engineered solutions

Aimed at all professionals who have the responsibility of examining and reviewing rational fire designs in accordance with the National Building Regulations.

Key course content covers the following:

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IFE Australia branch conference and exhibition

The IFE Australia branch is hosting its conference alongside the AFAC exhibition on the 27th – 30th August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Over 3,500 visitors are expected to participate in the AFAC event and the exhibition will be the largest in the event’s history. The exhibition will showcase over 200 global emergency management equipment and solution providers with displays ranging from vehicles, pumps and engines through to PPE, communications and technology solutions, disaster relief equipment and drone technology. The exhibition will also feature practical live demonstrations and educational sessions.

For further information and to book please click here.

Future Fire Policy – Fire Lecture

The Worshipful Company of Firefighters are hosting a lecture called ‘Future fire policy – The way forward?’ on 30th April. This three-hour lecture is aimed to help delegates understand what is necessary to develop a national fire safety policy.

Speakers include Jim Pauley, President/CEO of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), who will present the NFPA’s Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem; and Roy Wilsher, Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, who will discuss the UK National Fire Chiefs Council’s strategy. Richard Fowler, IFE International President, will also attend this lecture.

For further information about this lecture please click here.

Submit your RE19 presentation proposals

The call for papers is now open for RE19 – the 23rd annual conference on fire related research and developments. Individuals and organisations can submit presentation proposals showcasing current research studies and innovative projects as well as past initiatives that have helped to shape today’s evidence base, policies and practice.

The event, which is supported by the Institution of Fire Engineers and Nottingham Trent University, takes place on 13th November 2019 at West Midlands Fire and Rescue Services Headquarters. The conference attracts a wide audience from across the emergency services, the fire industry, research communities and other private or public sectors interested in the latest fire related issues, developments and concerns.  A broad range of backgrounds and professional approaches are welcome including technical, engineering, legal, social, psychological, economic, operational, national and international perspectives.

If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please download the application form and submit a summary of your work (complete or in progress) by 26th April 2019.

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 adminstaff@ife.org.za.

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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