IFE News

29 May 2020

Volunteers’ Week 2020

1st – 7th June 2020 is Volunteers’ Week, a national campaign to thank the millions of volunteers across the UK for the incredible contributions they make. 

Here at the IFE, we are using Volunteers’ Week to thank our volunteers around the world, who do everything from writing and marking exams, to running branches and assessing membership applications. Volunteers are an integral part of the IFE, and we appreciate all of their time and effort in underpinning our work in making the world safer from fire.

Roy Bishop Chief Executive Officer of the IFE commented:

“Volunteers are an essential part of the IFE, and the hard work and commitment they put in behind the scenes is second to none. They not only volunteer their valuable time to the Institution, but also their professional knowledge and expertise.”

To celebrate this week, we have created a series of Volunteer Spotlights, so you can get to know some of our volunteers, learn about the different IFE volunteer roles and find out about some of the highlights of volunteering. Simply click on the volunteers' names below to read their spotlights:

James Lane CEng FIFireE   Kristen Salzer-Frost BE (Hons) BA MFSE AIFireE 


Sally Friswell BSc (Hons) CEng MIFireE   Jason Hill BSc (Hons) MSc CEng FIFireE 

Trent Fearnley PGDip FireE Dip Fire and Rescue GIFireE 

Lynsey Seal BEng (Hons) AMIMechE CEng FIFireE  


 As you will learn in our spotlights, there are a range of volunteering opportunities available, including:

  • Professional Peer Review Panels
  • IFE Membership Applications Assessment Panel (MAAP)
  • Fire Risk Assessors and Auditors Professional Review Panel
  • Examination Marking
  • Branch Councils

If you are interested in becoming an IFE volunteer, you can find information about the different roles on the MyIFE Portal. If you would like to get involved with your local Branch, contact details are available here.

Finally, IFE International Headquarters thanks our volunteers in the UK and around the world for their hard work and dedication to the Institution. Everyone's effort, input and time is greatly appreciated. 


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