08 Jun Institution of Fire Engineers celebrate 400 volunteer members
This June, the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), marked the 39th year of Volunteers’ Week.
Joining thousands of other charities and voluntary organisations, the IFE recognised their volunteering cohort and celebrated their contributions to shaping a world safer from fire.
Now standing as a team of over 400, IFE volunteers are a vital resource and support the institution in every aspect of running the charity, from developing CPD and evolving best practices and research to expanding the ability to carry out examinations all over the world. This invaluable resource not only benefits over 11,000 IFE members, but a wider fire safety network who take our qualifications or IFE-recognised training to further their knowledge and career.
Over the last 12 months, the Membership Application Assessment Panel and IFE Registrants Group have processed over 1,150 membership and registration applications and our exam volunteers have written 55 examinations.
Commenting on Volunteers’ Week, IFE CEO, Steve Hamm, said:
“For over 100 years, the IFE has benefited from the incredible knowledge of its volunteering cohort. As a professional body, we’re bonded by the mission of advancing fire safety and making the world a safer place.
Every day I’m amazed at the varied skill set and enthusiasm of our volunteers. From marking exams to chairing a special interest group, they’re a truly invaluable resource and a vital component in developing the formal recognition of professional standards globally. Thank you on behalf of the IFE.”To see the full IFE Thank You video, click here.