Here in Canterbury we are a very active group and our main focus is on support for local members, especially in regards those studying for IFE Examinations or other studies in the Fire Engineering Field. To this end we have a local library of IFE books and reference material available as well as access to the engineering library at Canterbury University – where they have an excellent post grad Fire Engineering Programme. 

Our committee is varied with members from the education sector, business sector and Fire Service. WE also try to run seminars and events through the year as part of our groups activities. At this time we have no additional charge to be a member of our group but you must be a financial member of IFE NZ in the Canterbury region to qualify. 

Over the last few years, since the earthquakes that have devastated Christchurch, our local group has been fairly quiet with running larger activities. However we are gaining some new momentum and getting back to doing more in our little area of the IFE NZ Branch. Throughout this hard time we have still supported the main annual conferences and have always had a healthy number of members attend these events. We have still managed to keep up with seminars through the Canterbury University to support the interest of our members. Like everyone in the Canterbury region now is the time we can really start looking forward as a group with the rebuild and life getting back into our fractured city.


  • Pete McGrail – Chairman – (027) 470 5079
  • Harry Shaw – Secretary – (027) 508 5717
  • Jacob Greenlaw – Treasurer – (027) 728 1057
  • Mike Spearpoint
  • Angela Chen
  • Bill Lalor
  • Roy Dobson
  • Hamish Quinlan

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