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Presidents News Letter June 2023

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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. 

The U.S. Fire Administration is proud to announce the speakers for the upcoming Fire Administrator's Summit on Fire Prevention and Control, taking place on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This highly anticipated event promises to be an exceptional gathering of industry experts and thought leaders.

Our IFE-USA president will be attending in person to provide input. If you, our members, have information that you want carried to the event, please email

Registration Information In-person and virtual registration is through the NETC registration link here. In-person registration is limited, so you are encouraged to do so soon.

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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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