The European Network for Fire Investigation and Prevention (ENFIP) was created in 2007.
The Network was originally called the European Network of Arson Practitioners (ENAP)
and was created through the European Commission co-financed E-API Project: The
European Exchange of Best Practice in Arson Prevention and Investigation Project (grant
agreement number: 7.030601/2006/448114/SUB/A3).|
A key objective of E-API was to create a European information-sharing network for practitioners and policymakers working in fields related to fire investigation and fire prevention in all EU, Candidate and EEA countries. The project was very successful in achieving this aim and, in 2009, a working group of volunteers from multiple European countries was formed. The first meeting of the Working Group was held in Northumberland, England on 11th August 2009. It was during this meeting that the responsibility for developing and maintaining the network was transferred to the ENFIP Working Group.
|ENFIP Working Group|
|The Working Group is composed of volunteers from numerous European countries. Working Group members are supported by their organisations to provide important contributions to the work of the network. It is the responsibility of the Working Group to maintain the Network circulation list, recruit new members to the network and to develop and deliver the objectives outlined within the ENFIP Strategic and Action Plans. The chair, vice-chair and other officers of the Working Group are elected from within the Working Group. When required, the Working Group will recruit additional individuals from the membership.|
|Proposed Aims of ENFIP|
|(currently being developed and awaiting final approval from the ENFIP Working Group)|
The European Network for Fire Investigation and Prevention aims to:
|Membership of the Network|
|604 members from 37 countries Worldwide (as of 12th July 2012)|
Membership is drawn from a multi-discipline background comprising of representatives
from different professions involved in fire investigation and fire prevention work.
Membership of ENFIP is open to any individual from any country|
|The initial of the ENFIP Working Group was held in Northumberland (UK), with a subsequent meeting held in Sevilla (Spain) in May 2012. Future meetings will migrate around Europe on a rolling basis. Meetings of the Working Group will, where possible and appropriate, incorporate presentation and networking sessions open to all members of the network. This approach will ensure that practitioners from all European nations are given opportunities to attend, participate and contribute to ENFIP meetings.|
|Conferences and Seminars|
The Fire Crime in Europe Conference 2008 was organised on behalf of ENFIP by
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service. The event was held on 15th and 16th September
2008, and was attended by 135 delegates from 21 countries. This extremely successful
event facilitated the exchange of knowledge and experience and stimulated a significant
degree of networking. The ENFIP Working Group will endeavour to support the delivery of
similar events in Europe in the near future.|
ENFIP will support the organisation and delivery of conferences, seminars and training courses concerning topics related to fire investigation and fire prevention in any European country. ENFIP will also support the organisation and delivery of similar events held outside of Europe, if involvement is deemed appropriate and beneficial to the network.
|Language and translation|
|The working language of ENFIP and the ENFIP Working Group is English. The ENFIP Working Group is currently identifying opportunities for translating key documents related to fire investigation and prevention to make material more accessible to all members across Europe.|
|1 Inclusive of all countries worldwide.|