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Ronny J. Coleman Scholarship winner is
Marissa M. Hayes
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Cahaba Valley Fire & EMR District

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IFE-USA is excited to share the National Firefighter Registry, 
a new effort to understand and reduce cancer in firefighters.
Together, we can have a lasting impact 
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IFE-USA proud to be a major sponsor for Wingspread VII
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Reports Published by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation:
Covid Related Fatalities for Public Safety Officers 2/1/20-10/31/23
NFFF Summary of Firefighter Fatalities 1/1/23-10/31/23




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The Institution of Fire Engineers was founded in 1918 in the United Kingdom by a group of eight British chief fire officers. The mission statement they adopted at that meeting continues to guide the Institution in meeting the needs of its members and serving the interests of society:

To promote, encourage, and improve the science and practice of Fire Engineering, Fire Prevention, and Fire Extinction, and all operations and expedients connected therewith, and to give impetus to ideas likely to be useful in connection with or in relation to such science and practice to the members of the Institution and to the community at-large.

The United States of America Branch continues the tradition of fire service leadership in promoting fire engineering established by the forward looking men who established the Institution decades ago and an ocean away. A similarly small group of fire service leaders met in Tulsa, Oklahoma in February 1996 to establish the branch. Today, our membership numbers more than 500 individuals from all parts of the country. 

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Peki Prince, FIFireE, CFO, M.Psych


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Mark Nugent, MIFireE

Christopher Riley, FIFireE, CFO
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Brian Boutwell, MIFireE
Member at Large & External Affairs

Randall Hani
fen, FIFireE, PhD
Immediate Past President
International General Assembly Representative

IFE USA Branch Council


Stuart D, McCutcheon, FIFireE 
Membership Chair

Scott Kerwood, FIFireE,

Senior Advisor

IFE Titles and Grades of Membership

The IFE draws a distinction between titles and grades of membership. Titles are awarded to persons or members who have demonstrated support for the objectives of the IFE. The grades of membership form the framework for recognition of professional development.


The IFE draws a distinction between titles and grades of membership. Titles are awarded to members with demonstrated support for IFE objectives. Grades form the framework for recognition of professional development.



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