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The Institution of Fire Engineers was founded in 1918 in the United Kingdom by a group of eight British chief fire officers. The mission statement they adopted at that meeting continues to guide the Institution in meeting the needs of its members and serving the interests of society:

To promote, encourage, and improve the science and practice of Fire Engineering, Fire Prevention, and Fire Extinction, and all operations and expedients connected therewith, and to give impetus to ideas likely to be useful in connection with or in relation to such science and practice to the members of the Institution and to the community at-large.

The United States of America Branch continues the tradition of fire service leadership in promoting fire engineering established by the forward looking men who established the Institution decades ago and an ocean away. A similarly small group of fire service leaders met in Tulsa, Oklahoma in February 1996 to establish the branch. Today, our membership numbers more than 500 individuals from all parts of the country. 

IFE - USA Branch is pleased to present a new promotional video. With thanks to all who participated and our contributors from IFE UK There were so many parts to this project and it all took the valuable assistance of many people to produce such a great result.

The IFE-USA Board of Directors viewed and approved the release of the video yesterday at our Fall meeting in Grapevine, TX. The feedback has been very positive. Members of the board has already begun pushing the video out through their own social media as well as the social media outlets of organizations in which they participate. We are grateful to our highly recommend our film maker, Chris Laforet, principal at ShutterRelease Films.

A special thanks to At Large Directors Robert Andrews and Paul Brooks for their work in developing and seeing this project through to this finished product.

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