The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) was founded in 1918 by a group of Chief Officers of Fire Brigades in the United Kingdom, with the objective:
"To promote, encourage and improve the science and practice of fire extinction, fire prevention and fire engineering and all expedients connected therewith, and to give an impulse 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"
Since its establishment, the IFE has grown into an International organisation representing fire engineers throughout the world. A range of membership grades and titles have been developed, that provide professional recognition of fire engineers across a broad spectrum of competence, from the youngest entrant into the profession, to those operating at the highest level. The IFE has achieved recognition for its grades of membership by a number of professional bodies, including the United Kingdom’s Engineering Council.
Follow the links or download the Memebrship Booklet to learn more about the entry requirements of the various grades of membership, listed in the IFE’s By-Laws, and how they can be achieved. The rules of membership described in this booklet will be those rules used in the IFE’s internal procedures for determining membership. The IFE’s By-Laws also contain rules in relation to the maintenance of membership, and these are described in general terms, in Section K of this booklet.
The IFE is committed to fairness and equality of opportunity in all its dealings with members and applicants for membership.