The IFE Board Trustees, members and staff express their deepest sympathies to the families and friends of both Mr Jackman and Mr Western at this sad time.
Mr Peter E Jackman (pictured)
The Institution of Fire Engineers is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Mr Peter E Jackman. Peter, widely respected for his knowledge of Fire Safety, was recognised as a UK expert on International and National Fire Safety committees developing many of the Fire Safety Standards and Guidance in fire resistance, fire compartmentation and fire safety engineering as well as wider fire and life safety codes.
Peter was also a founder member of the Institute of Fire Safety (that was subsequently instrumental in working with the IFE to form an Engineering Council Division which was the fore-runner to the current Registrants Group).
Peter's many achievements included the Peter Stone Award for outstanding contribution to the Built Environment and he was truly one of the ‘fathers’ of fire safety design, working alongside eminent fire safety engineers and scientists such as Tony Morris, Bill Malhotra, Phillip Thomas and Howard Morgan.
Despite his knowledge and experience, Peter continued to learn and embrace new philosophies as well as passing on his knowledge and wisdom to colleagues and the sector through training and lecturing. He has helped a generation of fire safety professionals to be better informed and will be sadly missed by all.
Mr F J Western
It is with great sadness that the Institution of Fire Engineers also announces the loss of Mr F J Western. Mr Western retired as Chief from the Norfolk Fire Service in 1979and was a prominent IFE member. In addition to receiving the Queen Fire Service Medal (QFSM), was a great supporter of the IFE and the fire profession. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, former colleagues and fellow IFE members.