The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) is a registered charity working for societal benefit. Founded in 1918, the IFE assesses knowledge of fire and professional experience, awarding internationally recognised membership grades and fire-related qualifications. Through its Engineering Council licence as a Professional Engineering Institution (PEI), the IFE registers suitably qualified IFE members as Chartered Engineers (CEng), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Engineering Technicians (Eng Tech).
Learning opportunities are worldwide within the IFE fire community and the IFE delivers over 6,000 fire-related exams each year which is required by many fire and rescue services for promotion both within the UK and internationally.
The IFE also organises Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities for its members such as national and international conferences, seminars, webinars and forums with a focus on fire safety and engineering. Membership or affiliation is open to all and is inclusive of those working in emergency response, fire safety, active and passive fire protection, fire engineering consultancy and fire risk assessment and enforcement.