Association for Specialist Fire Protection Ireland

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection Ireland (ASFPI) was established in 2011 to support those responsible for legislation, specification, inspection and installation of passive fire protection throughout Ireland.

ASFPI offers a structured and professional approach to passive fire protection, working with Government and industry alike to improve the knowledge base of all involved in the manufacture, approval, specification, installation and management of passive fire protection. Its mission is to be the leading authority for passive fire protection in Ireland for the purpose of protecting life, and property and sustaining the environment from the effects of fire.

ASFPI offers guidance, training and members forums, as well as participating in relevant events across Ireland.

  • ASFP at IFE RoI Branch Fire Safety Conference – 9th & 10th October 2018
    The ASFP will be showcasing its guidance documentation at ‘Communicating the Fire Safety Message’, the Institution of Fire Engineer’s Annual Fire Safety Conference in the Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel. Fire service, private practice and academic research presenters will focus on design, construction and management of fire safety, examine legacy issues and investigate current and future developments. For further information and a booking form READ MORE
  • ASFPI Training Courses commenced in September 2018
    The first ASFP Ireland training programme commenced on 6 September 2018 and will run until mid-October. Further courses will be announced in reponse to demand. READ MORE
  • ASFP and IFE sign MOU
    In 2017, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) and Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support their collaboration with the aim of creating a partnership of fire industry bodies to better serve the professional needs of members, the industry and society. The ASFP and the IFE seek to achieve this common commitment by improving the knowledge and professionalism of members through the provision of new qualifications which are jointly developed. The qualifications will be awarded by the IFE; supported by learning materials provided by ASFP; and jointly monitored by both partners. Both partners will develop plans to secure the success of the collaboration and will meet regularly to oversee the successful implementation and delivery of the new qualifications. VISIT THE IFE WEBSITE
  • Internationally recognised qualifications in passive fire protection
    The IFE Level 3 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection has been developed by the IFE and the ASFP. The content and structure of the qualification has been established to reflect best professional practice. It covers key knowledge and understanding required by those working in the passive fire protection industry. The Level 3 Certificate in PFP enables candidates to demonstrate sufficient academic knowledge on which to base an application for IFE Technician Grade Membership (TIFireE). VIEW SYLLABUS
  • ASFPI hosts seminar at FM Ireland
    ASFP Ireland exhibited at Facilities Management Ireland, Dublin on 6-7 March 2018 and hosted a one-day seminar on 6 March in the Fire Safety Theatre. Managing Fire Safety in Occupied Buildings considered the management of passive and active fire protection systems. READ MORE
  • ASFPI offered advice at NI Fire Safety Conference
    ASFPI's David O'Reilly presented at the Building Control Northern Ireland Fire Safety Panel Conference on 8-9 February 2018 at the Armagh City Hotel in Armagh. The two-day conference focused on Advancing the fire safety message. READ MORE

Fire safety legislation in Ireland.

Ensuring competency

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What is passive fire protection

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