About

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) is a global professional membership body for those in the fire sector that seek to increase their knowledge, professional recognition and understanding of fire through a global discourse. With over 100 years of history, the IFE is instrumental in shaping a future world that is safer from fire.

Through its ceaseless betterment and sharing of knowledge, it has led the way in enabling fire professions to become rigorously assessed through a well-established and dynamic system of internationally recognised membership grades and fire-related qualifications. The IFE delivers more than 6,000 exams annually.

Managed for fire professionals by fire professionals, the IFE aims to promote, encourage and improve the science, practice and professionalism of fire engineering, acting as a beacon of established expertise and guiding the way to a fire safe future.

The primary objectives and framework for managing the Institution are set out in our Memorandum, Articles of Association, By-Laws and Standing Orders. Since first laid out in 1924 they have been amended to reflect the environment in which we operate and can be viewed here:

Memorandum and Articles of Association   

By-laws and Standing Orders

Board trustees work in a voluntary capacity and are appointed for a term of three years. A number of professional panels, committees and technical working groups underpin the work of the IFE and the IFE’s Charitable Educational Foundation supports international projects aimed at improving knowledge of fire safety for those suffering economic disadvantage.

Each IFE Branch is represented on the International General Assembly which meets twice each year to proactively share learning and to provide an important link between overseas members, the Board of Directors and IFE International Head Quarters' staff.

Located in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK the IFE’s International Head Quarters' staff coordinate IFE activities and regulatory compliance.

Meet the Board 

IFE International Head Quarters Staff