IFE Roadshow – Marsden Point Refinery 

When: Friday 9th March 2018 9.30am – 1.45pm (lunch and refreshments provided)

Where: Marsden Point, Whangarei

Cost: IFE members, FENZ members – no cost (bookings essential, places are limited)

Maximum 30 participants and will be on a first come first served basis

Contact for bookings: Bradley Quinn

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Christchurch Seminar: Flawed Situational Awareness

IFE presents Dr Rich Gasaway’s Seminar

Flawed Situational Awareness: The Stealth Killer of First Responders

When: Monday 9 October 2017 8.30am – 4.30pm (lunch and refreshments provided)

Where: Christchurch, Venue to be confirmed

Cost: IFE members, FENZ members – no cost (bookings essential, places are limited)

Contact for bookings: Peter McGrail  

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Wellington Seminar: Flawed Situational Awareness

IFE and Region 3 presents Dr Rich Gasaway’s Seminar

Flawed Situational Awareness: The Stealth Killer of First Responders

When: Tuesday 10 October 2017 8.30am – 4.30pm (lunch and refreshments provided)

Where: Wellington, Venue to be confirmed

Booking is essential as places are limited: Contact for bookings: angela.fisher@fireandemergency.nz

No cost associated with attendance, but travel to and from the venue will be at your own expense

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Auckland Seminar: Fire Incidents Challenging our Building Standards 

This seminar session aims to put the participants in the jacket of the Fire Officer and attempt to deal with a range of emergencies in a variety of buildings. Fire Officers don’t always get it right, but neither do those who design, develop and construct these structures. One small flaw introduced into a building of many floors, can identify potential failings.  

When: Wednesday 30th August 2017 8:00am to 12:30pm (coffee and tea/light food from 7:30am)

Where: Pakuranga Hunt Room, Ellerslie Event Centre, Ascot Ave, Ellerslie, Auckland

Cost: $195

Bookings via registration in flyer

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Images from FireNZ 2014, Ellerslie Convention Centre
New IFE UK Website – Global Fire Networking 

With thousands of members spanning the globe, the IFE is investing substantially in connecting international fire professionals.
Launching its new website, IFE CEO Louise Craig said: “The IFE’s world class reputation for offering professional recognition goes back almost 100 years. We are now the largest Awarding Organisation in the fire sector and this year alone we delivered over 7,200 examinations in over 130 centres worldwide.
The considerable growth in IFE activities and demand for IFE services has provided the investment we needed to modernise our technology. We are extremely proud of this exciting development and very much look forward to www.ife.org.uk becoming the hub for connecting fire expertise worldwide”. 
There is no doubt that the continuing expansion of the IFE has attracted a record amount of activity and interest. The design of the new website provides interactive maps that flag the professional body’s global reach across 41 branches and plans are underway to add a further two international branches within the next 12 months. 
The new website will provide a one-stop-shop for IFE members through My IFE where they can find information about fire research, reports, consultations, universities, other fire-related organisations, receive online access to the IFE’s journal and archives, find opportunities for CPD and discover more about volunteering on technical groups and committees both within the IFE and within our external partners organisations. 
The IFE has already established technical special interest groups for Fire Modelling, Heritage, Transport, Fire Investigation and Competency and Ethics, with ideas for new groups on subjects of national and international interest to the fire community being proposed. 
A dedicated member of IFE staff will support membership forum, access to resources and actively engage with members on what they would like to see in My IFE. 
The new website will also provide access to international fire sector vacancies, with the posting of jobs being free of charge to all Affiliate Organisations and access to posted vacancies will be freely available to all IFE members. 
Online CPD tracking will be offered too, through the IFE’s collaborative working with the Engineering Council. 
Further phases of online development are planned, with the implementation of a new dynamic database enabling push-pull technology through the IFE’s website and providing members with a personalised dashboard of contacts and information.