The IFE is a professional body and registered charity with 11,000 members in fire & rescue services and the wider fire sector.

The IFE’s influence is international, with 41 branches worldwide supporting the protection of life and buildings from fire. Our largest branches outside the UK are in Australia and Hong Kong.

Licensed by the Engineering Council, the IFE upholds professional standards by offering assessment of knowledge and experience and engages with stakeholders to identify and promote good practice and enhance technical knowledge worldwide.

The IFE is recognised by Ofqual as an awarding organisation and delivers over 6,500 examinations each year. Under its Engineering Council licence, the IFE is authorised to assess individuals to become Chartered Engineers (CEng), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Engineering Technicians (Eng Tech). In addition, the IFE offers registration of Fire Risk Assessors and Fire Risk Auditors, as well as providing financial support for fire research and educational projects.