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.
Complying with MS 1745 Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Design Course
25th April 2019, Best Western, Petaling Jaya
IFE Malaysia Branch conducted a one-day Fire Detection and Alarm Design course on 25th April 2019 for professionals at Best Western Hotel, Petaling Jaya. The course is also supported by the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia. MS1745: Part 14: Fire Detection and Alarm System – Guideline for planning, design, installation, commissioning, use and maintenance is a localised national standard adapted from BS5839.
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.
IFE Chair Grant Lupton AFSM B.GS CPMgr FAIM CFIFireE has announced that the Board co-opted Chris Lowther, CFO Tyne and Wear FRS (UK), as a Director and Trustee of the Institution.
Chris started his career as an operational firefighter based at Gateshead Community Fire Station in 1997. After joining the Strategic Management Team in 2009, he worked as an Area Manager before being appointed, in 2013, Assistant Chief Officer, assuming overall responsibility for services across five districts, operations, community safety and fire safety. With a varied background encompassing training, community safety and operations, Chris has taken a lead role in a number of national resilience programmes. He took up his CFO appointment in April 2017.
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:
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.