The IFE is saddened to learn of the passing of US Branch member James C. "Robbie" Robertson CFIFireE.

Mr Robertson’s distinguished career included his appointment as the Maryland State Fire Marshal, work within the University of Maryland faculty and contribution to numerous technical committees with the IFE US Branch, the NFPA, International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Fire Service Training Association and the fire protection engineering community.

A graduate of the Oklahoma State University School of Fire Protection, Mr Robertson became a recognised author in the US, with his work being widely used in colleges and universities, and he was one of the founding members of the National Fire Heritage Center, serving on its board of directors.

A private service was held for Mr Robertson in Asheville, North Carolina attended by family members.