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USA Branch Educational Program will be virtual on May 11th & 12th 2021.
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM EST
CPD credit will be offered. 



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Beirut Port Explosion  

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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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Recent Articles

The Institution of Fire Engineers International Firefighter Safety Database

IFE USA Executive Board

Nathan Trauernicht, MIFireE

Randall Hanifen, FIFireE, PhD

International General Assembly Representative

Thomas R. Wood, FIFireE, CFO
Randall Parr, MIFireE, EFO, CFO

Mark Chubb, FIFireE, CFO, CFPS
International Board Member & Trustee
USA Branch Board Advisor

Richard Balmer, MIFireE

Immediate Past President

IFE USA Branch Council

Bruce H Varner, CFIFireE
Past International President & Board Member
USA Branch Business Manager
William E. Peterson, CFIFireE, CEM
Membership Chair
Paul Brooks, FIFireE, CFO
Member at Large & External Affairs
Christopher Riley, FIFireE, CFO
Member at Large

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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