18 Jul 2022

IFE's increased focus on sustainability

The Institution of Fire Engineers Stand: Q24
IFE's increased focus on sustainability
The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has announced the launch of a new dedicated alternative fuels coordinator.

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has announced the launch of a new dedicated alternative fuels coordinator.

The introduction of this role comes at a crucial time with the world changing at a faster pace than ever before driven by the challenges raised by climate change and sustainability. We are seeing the adoption of alternative fuels have implications for the fire industry, and as the international professional body for those in the fire sector, it is our role to assess these changes, identify their impacts and educate our members.

The IFE has appointed its Technical Support Manager, Paul Trew, as the dedicated alternative fuels coordinator. Paul will be responsible for developing a knowledge pool which explores alternative fuels and energy storage systems including hydrogen, electric vehicles, and lithium-ion batteries. This will provide members with quicker access to the latest guidance and advice via technical updates and ensure IFE are at the forefront of consultations for the new standards and regulations needed to keep pace with change.

Working with IFE members, volunteers and branches from around the world as well as external partners, Paul will create a resource to support members and the sector in understanding the impact of alternative fuels on fire safety and engineering.

Paul comments: "Our world is changing and innovations are constantly being introduced as we strive for a more sustainable future. With new investments in hydrogen infrastructure, renewable energy and other green technologies, come new risks.

"The IFE is committed to working with its members and other partners to help raise standards and ensure continued safety. With a dedicated resource in place to focus on alternative fuels, the IFE will provide a flow of knowledge which is critical to our sector and in turn will enable members to advance their knowledge, improve their competence and raise standards across the industry."

If you are involved in any work or research relating to alternative fuels and fire safety and would like to learn more about this IFE initiative, please contact Paul by emailing technical@ife.org.uk.

Alternatively learn more about IFE membership today and how we are driving advantage for members in times of significant change. See www.ife.org.uk/Membership-and-Registration.

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