A Vitural AGM has been scheduled Monday April 20th, 11 AM Eastern time. The AGM is a legally required business meeting. It will include Elections report, updates from Incoming Branch President Nathan Trauernicht, International President Bruce Varner and other business items. Agenda, login and dialin information has been emailed to members and is available in IFE USA news on this page.
For latest information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) please go to www.cdc.gov and www.who.int or check with your state/county health department.
Information for Fire Departments available at
Vision 20/20 (a IFE-USA supported project) click on image below.
Below COVID-19 posters from IFE Malaysia
IFE International Conference Birmingham, UK scheduled for July 21 - 23 July 2020 has been postponed.
Further information to follow.
Welcome to the IFE-USA Branch Web Site and Member management system. Your member login was emailed to you on December 20th. Please log into your account and verify your information. Anyone that did not pay 2019 membership has been moved to inactive. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reinstate.
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.
Richard Balmer, MIFireE
Nathan Trauernicht, MIFireE
Thomas R. Wood, FIFireE, CFO
Randall Parr, MIFireE, EFO, CFO
Mark Chubb, FIFireE, CFO, CFPS
General Assembly Representative
Phil Stittleburg, FIFireE, CFO
Immediate Past President
Bruce H Varner, CFIFireE
International President, Board Member & Trustee
USA Board Advisor
William E. Peterson, CFIFireE, CEM
Paul Brooks, FIFireE, CFO
Member at Large & Business Manager
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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