The Institution of Fire Engineers – Women’s Networking Group
In 2021, the Institution of Fire Engineers launched their women’s networking group. One year on, and the group continues to go from strength to strength. The group aims to Support, Develop and Inspire women in the fire industry and already has a membership of 800 individuals on their LinkedIn Group page.
The group is particularly keen to inspire others by increasing the visibility of women within the fire industry. Representation matters; when we see someone who looks like us or has a similar story to ours in leadership, it’s easier to believe that we can progress to those levels too. As Elizabeth Marvel said, “If you can see it, you can be it”.
The Women in Fire Engineering Networking Group has been established to connect like-minded experts who wish to promote and support females within the fire engineering profession. The hope is that this group will be a useful platform for discussion and debate and for raising awareness of issues affecting women in the realm of fire engineering.
FIREX International is back at ExCeL in 2022 providing fire safety professionals with an exclusive opportunity to meet up once again. So much has happened in the intervening period with regards to approaches to life safety, changes in legislation and new codes of practice that it’s critical for the fire safety community to come together in a concentrated and focused environment. FIREX International 2022 will be a ground-breaking industry event as it will now focus completely on competency and third-party approvals which means every exhibiting company will have certification aligned with their products. FIREX is exclusively backed by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and has additional support from the ASFP, FPA, LPCB and British Fire Consortium. It will welcome over 120 leading fire safety manufacturers including C-Tec, Aico, Kentec, Hochiki Europe, GERDA and Argus Spectrum who are all eagerly awaiting the opportunity to meet with customers and partners from the fire safety sector.
IFSEC makes its long-awaited return to ExCeL in 2022 to provide the global security sector with a much-needed opportunity to meet up, renew old friendships and showcase world class technologies. Welcoming over 400 manufacturers from over 120 countries, IFSEC will be the number one diary date for 25,000 plus security professionals to source solutions, witness new technologies in action and speak to industry experts. In exclusive partnership with the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), IFSEC 2022 will host leading security manufacturers including Hikvision, Dahua, Uniview, Texecom, HID Global, Paxton Access, CSL and Salto Systems, who will all be eagerly looking forward to welcoming their customers after such a long-awaited break. If you’re part of the security world, IFSEC 2022 will be a celebration of everyone coming together once more to pick up where they left off and continuing their commitment to making the world a safer place.
Fire Industry Association
The FIA is the largest fire protection trade association in the UK with 1000+ members. We are a not-for-profit organisation and a major provider of fire safety training. Our objective is to promote, improve and perfect fire protection methods, devices, services and apparatus.
We achieve this through the representation of our members, providing technical support, guidance and opportunities for professional advancement through education and appropriate regulation. We promote and shape legislation and the professional standards of the fire industry through close liaison with government and official bodies, as well as other key stakeholders.
We also provide funding for research projects in line with our principal objectives. To receive all the latest updates from the FIA and the wider fire protection industry, sign up to our email news service.
The Institute of Fire Engineers
The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) is a global professional membership body for those in the fire sector that seek to increase their knowledge, professional recognition and understanding of fire through a global discourse. With over 100 years of history, the IFE is instrumental in shaping a future world that is safer from fire.
Through its ceaseless betterment and sharing of knowledge, it has led the way in enabling fire professions to become rigorously assessed through a well-established and dynamic system of internationally recognised membership grades and fire-related qualifications. The IFE delivers more than 6,000 exams annually.
Managed for fire professionals by fire professionals, the IFE aims to promote, encourage and improve the science, practice and professionalism of fire engineering, acting as a beacon of established expertise and guiding the way to a fire safe future.
Skills for security
Skills for Security is a Grade 2, Good, Ofsted national provider, with a Technical Training Centre in Warrington. We hold direct claims status with two Awarding bodies and a direct contract with the ESFA. We are a part of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and a not-for-profit organisation.
As the leading Apprenticeship Training Provider in the UK, we are proud to play a key role in Apprenticeship Training across the Electronic Fire & Security sector across the North West and beyond: through a range of mixed delivery methods, we have a reach like no other across the whole of England.
Our links with individuals, employers, and stakeholders are at the very heart of what we do. We aim to strengthen and develop these relationships and the services we offer. A nationally renowned centre of excellence for High-Quality Learning, Teaching, and Employer Engagement. We work with apprentices, stakeholders, and employers to ensure training is designed and delivered to be fit for purpose.
We are now able to offer fire and security apprenticeship training in four locations across England; Warrington, Birmingham, Bradford and Southport. These innovative partnerships were developed based on the feedback we received from many of our employers earlier in the year, where it was highlighted that there was a definite need for more training providers across the whole of England. The purpose of these partnerships was to make training more accessible, flexible and affordable for our employers.
International Fire Buyer
International Fire Buyer has cemented itself as the leading source of fire related news, expert comment and exclusive content for the fire industry and continues to do so with each issue. International Fire Buyer is the authoritative industry guide, containing diverse and engaging editorial content. We understand the trends and issues facing the international fire marketplace and the professionals that serve it, so our aim is to identify all solutions available. Each issue explores both the active and passive sectors and provides an international outlook for both our print and digital readers.
Showhome magazine has been the leading source of property and house building related news, expert comment and exclusive content for the industry for nearly fifteen years. Showhome is the authoritative industry guide containing diverse and valued editorial content; we understand the trends and issues facing the national marketplace and the professionals that serve it and aim to identify the solutions available. Each issue explores the interior, exterior and financial sides of the market, and provides a national outlook for our combined circulation of 15,000+ readers. As we further our reach into the digital world, our newsletter distribution, website news and social media helps to keep our readers informed on a day to-day basis with up-to-date news including appointments, acquisitions, new products, building regulations and event news.