Post Independence period was the time when India was relying on other nations for some of the basic services. Fire safety and other Disaster Management techniques being one of them.
We realized that there was no recognized institute for imparting training in the field of Fire Engineeringand Fire Protection.
The government of India had then set up a National Fire Service College in the year 1956 under the Ministry of Home Affairs by introducing various Training courses for serving fire service professionals and also fresh candidates for Sub. Officer Course for induction in Fire services. But this did not prove sufficient enough as due to fast industrialization and rapid increase in Fire hazards the NFSC could not cope with the high rising demand for imparting professional training to the individuals at various levels.
Fast growing need for the professionals and workload of NFSC gave rise to the idea of setting up more institutions for being ready and self sufficient. Hence, after the recommendation of the Fire Advisory Council IFE(INDIA) was born.IFE(INDIA) is solely dedicated for the Fire Engineering Professionals and training them in a manner that they are self sufficient to cope with any disastrous situation that may arise.
The individuals also sit for a Graduate ship Examination conducted by IFE(INDIA) which was recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Department of Education, Govt. of India for appointment to the post of Divisional Officer/Asst. Divisional Officer and below in Central and State Govts/Public Sectors and Local Bodies & Industries Fire Services.
INSTITUTION OF FIRE ENGINEERS (INDIA) was brought into existence to encourage, assist and extend comprehensive knowledge on all matters relating to Fire Engineering. Its aim was to provide wholesome platform to hold conference, seminars and open forums where persons of outstanding professional knowledge and experience in the field of fire services are invited to investigate the solutions of the current problem concerning fire engineering. Another aspect that is being covered is for the evaluation of the skill and knowledge attained by the candidate by conducting regular examinations and tests, oral or written to judge the competency and providing Certificate, Diploma, Degree for the same which will add up to the professional qualification quotient for any individual.