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IFE Level 2 Certificate Examination Syllabus : Institution of Fire Engineers

Organization : IFE – The Institution of Fire Engineers
Examination : IFE Level 2 Certificate Examination
Announcement : Syllabus
Subject : Fire Science,Operations and Safety

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IFE Level 2 Certificate Examination Syllabus

Unit 1: Fire Science, Operations and Fire Safety
Section 1: Fire Engineering Science

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Assessment Objective Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

1.1 Carry out calculations to determine the area, volume and capacity of various shapes



Shapes including: square, triangle, rectangle, trapezium, rhombus, circle, cylinder, cube, irregularly shaped objects

How to calculate area, volume, capacity

Units of measurement for different purposes

Presentation of calculations



1.2 Calculate the capacity of hose and/or pipelines



How to calculate capacity

Physical Properties of Matter

Assessment Objective Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

2.1 Define, understand and use terms





Vapour density

Liquids of different density

Gases of different density

Matter and energy

Melting point, boiling point and evaporation

3. Mechanics :

Assessment Objective Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

3.1 Define and understand basic terms and be able to carry out basic calculations involving physical mechanics















Fire and Rescue Operations

Section 2: :
1. Pre-Planning and Incident Command :

Assessment Objective Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
1.1 Understand the value of pre-planning for incidents  

Significance of topography

The safety of emergency and non-emergency personnel

Safety with regard to environmental impact

The nature of premises and processes

Water supplies

Liaison with key site personnel

Other external partners/stakeholders


1.2 Understand the stages involved in an incident and the activities undertaken  

Initial assessment of an incident


Closing stage

Post-incident activities including debriefing


1.3 Understand the incident command system  

The impact of health and safety on the incident ground

Definitions relating to incident command

Incident command structure

Lines of command

Span of control

Shared responsibility and authority – roles in the incident command system

Sectorisation of incidents

Use of cordons

Levels of control: strategic, tactical, operational

2. Fire and Rescue Procedures :

Assessment Objective Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
2.1 Understand the basic principles involved in evacuating and searching for casualties  

Basic methods of search

Basic methods of rescue

Equipment and processes used in rescue

Rescue of casualties



2.2 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of how to tackle incidents in different situations  

Chimney fires

One room fires

Duct fires

Roof fires

Basement and underground fires

High rise building fires


2.3 Understand the basic principles and procedures for tactical firefighting interventions  

Action to be taken on initial entry

Working in smoke, heat or darkness

Identifying risks including explosion risks, signs of building collapse, hazardous materials

Evacuation procedures

Establishing bridgehead

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