On 27th June the UK IGA working group met to discuss a number of subjects. It was hosted by Nottingham Fire & Rescue Service at their Highfields station.
The purpose of this group is primarily to debate issues that are unique to the UK-based branches, but also to take into consideration any issues that may have some form of knock-on effect to all branches.
The first point of order was to seek and elect a new chair to the group. The position was taken by the Midlands IGA representative; Bill Gough who was unanimously supported.
The branch held its first major large all day CPD event of the year at the National Space Centre in Leicester, UK.
The event had a formal CPD value of 6 hours, this award reflected the length of the event alongside the standard of speakers and subjects, which included;
- Case study of triple fatal fire and subsequent investigation challenges
- Human behaviour in fire
- Technology update; detection protection etc.
- Hospital fire risk assessment
- Professional competence following Grenfell
- Debate on recent UK Consultation documents
IFE International President Richard Fowler presented on the first subject, giving an intimate and personal perspective based on his involvement leading his services investigation.
IFE Thames Valley Branch is holding its AGM, following a CPD event on July 22nd at the Defense Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Munitions and Search Training Regiment, MOD Bicester.
The event will run from 0900-1300, followed by the branch AGM.
The activity aims to provide a greater awareness of the MOD DEMS Provision and operational capabilities for incidents involving explosives, munitions, and chemical devices. Participants will also receive updates and refreshers on joint working protocols and best practice when working with MOD DEMS Personnel.
There will be opportunity to review OFRS Procedures for incidents involving explosives, joint training with Defence Fire & Rescue Management Organisation personnel and practical and theoretical input on land-based and water-based ordnance incidents.
Visits and Demos 0900-1300
- Bomb Disposal Exhibition Hall Visit
- Explosive search Dog Demo
- Navy lake visit – Dive set management and water-based disposal
- Biological, Chemical, Munitions & Disposal Demonstration and joint working review
Spaces on the CPD event are limited, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot!
On 29th April 2019, IFE Malaysia Branch held its Ninth Fire Safety Forum. The day began with Hao-giang Tay FIFireE presenting a paper on: ‘The Way Forward post Grenfell Tower.’
IFE Board member Hao-giang Tay FIFireE then presented the Certificate of Appreciation to Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence for his continuous support to the Institution and leadership in promoting fire safety.
IFE South Africa Branch held its 66th AGM at Wanderers Protea Hotel in Johannesburg. It was followed by a seminar and workshop themed ‘Fire Safety – 100 years on, are we any safer?’.
On 11th June 2019, IFE Yorkshire and Humber Branch is hosting the CPD event ‘Fire risks within Heritage buildings’. The event is being held at the historic Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham.
With a fascinating agenda the day will be valuable to those with an interest in fire safety within historic building and also those who attend operational incidents.
A range of expert speakers with significant experience within their field have been announced.
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: