About the IAFSS

The IAFSS encourages research into, and the application of, science and engineering to prevent and mitigate the adverse effects of fires and provides a forum for sharing and disseminating this knowledge.

IAFSS Agenda 2030 for a Fire Safe World

Vision, Mission, Organisational Values

Vision, Mission, Organisational Values

Vision Statement: IAFSS is the global leader in facilitating the advancement of fire safety through science.

Mission: The mission of the IAFSS is to globally promote research, education, dialog and cooperation in fire safety science.

Organisational Values: The following reflect key values of the Association:

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Transparency

Managing Committee and Officers

Managing Committee and Officers

Managing Committee (MC) members are elected by the membership for nominal 3-year terms. From this group, the Officers / Executive Committee / Trustees are elected by the MC. These leaders provide the guidance and make the decisions impacting the IAFSS.

History

History

In 1984, discussions initiated by Dr. P. H. Thomas, Prof. K. Kawagoe, Prof. K. Akita, Dr. J. G. Quintiere, Dr. R. Friedman, among others, led to the planning of the 1st International Symposium on Fire Safety Science.  The purpose of holding such a symposium was “to provide a forum dedicated to all aspects of fire research and their application to solving problems presented by destructive fire.” This first symposium was held October 7-11, 1985, at which a new international association was founded, the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). The registrants at this first symposium were the charter members. Want to learn more? Read the introductory pages of the Proceedings from the 1st Symposium!

Governance Documents

Governance Documents

The IAFSS is a Registered Charity in England and Wales. It is subject to the requirements of the UK Charity Commission and is governed by the IAFSS Rules of the Association and a number of policies that have been enacted by the Managing Committee.

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the General Business Meeting of the Association, and the official minutes of various committees, are available for viewing by the membership.