The Institution of Fire Engineers U.S. Branch Announces Election of New Officers

The Institution of Fire Engineers, United States (IFE‐USA) Branch, is pleased to announce the election of its officers for 2011. 

These new officers are: 

  • President: Scott D. Kerwood, PhD, CFO, MIFireE, 
  • Vice President: Harry Carter, PhD, MIFireE 
  • Secretary: Chris P. Riley, MS, CFO, MIFireE 

These three new officers join the established leadership of Immediate Past‐President James M. Broman, CFO, MIFireE, Treasurer William W. Kehoe, MIFireE, and Member‐At‐Large William E. Peterson, CEM, FIFireE, as they guide the Branch along a well established path. In particular, the new leadership of the Branch will continue the ongoing operations of the Vision 20/20 project. 

With funding from the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Fire Fighters Fire Prevention and Safety Grant program, the IFE‐USA Branch has established a steering committee comprised of noted fire service and related agency leaders to guide a national strategic planning process for the fire loss prevention that results in a national plan that will coordinate activities and fire prevention efforts The IFE‐USA Branch continues the tradition of fire service leadership in promoting fire engineering which was founded in 1918 in the United Kingdom by a group of eight British chief fire officers. 

A similarly small group of fire service leaders met in Tulsa, Oklahoma in February 1996 to establish the IFE‐USA Branch. Today, the membership of the IFE‐USA Branch numbers more than 300 individuals from all parts of the country involved in Science, Technology, Law, Psychology, Physiology, and Fire Service Management. 

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