ADavid White envisioned greater safety in industrial fire and emergency response through timely delivery of reliable, real world expertise as well as research and testing updates. At that time, industrial fire and emergency response managers had few opportunities to exchange information with peers within their company and seldom received information from peers in other companies. No one tracked issues that affected options for managing complex fire protection needs of massive proportions.
In 1985, David White started Industrial Fire World on two interlinking platforms. IFW magazine links fire and emergency response managers to timely information quarterly. The Industrial Fire World Emergency Responder Conference drew worldwide managers together annually giving them a time and a place to learn from each other and look at alternatives offered by new technology and strategy.
The Internet brought a third platform, www.fireworld.com. Over the years the website has served as a link to valuable, reliable resources and provide an opportunity for you to search articles and incident logs that have published since 1995.
In September 2019, Bobit Business Media launched its newest brand, iFIRE International. iFIRE International was created to work cooperatively with local, state, national and international partners to provide the most effective training & education to firefighters and emergency responders around the world. Later that some month, Bobit announced the acquisition of Industrial Fire World (IFW).
IFW Magazine and IFW Conference & Exposition have now become the first official products under the iFIRE International brand.
Plans are underway to relaunch IFW Magazine complimented with a monthly newsletter (The IFW Briefing) in January of 2020. The Industrial Fire World Conference & Exposition will be relaunched in Houston, Texas in September of 2020.
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