The Value of Membership
CTIF welcomes professionals and volunteers like you from around the world who are thriving in today’s information economy. It’s the only organization if its kind that brings together the people and resources you need to succeed in a data-powered world.
CTIF was founded in 1900 in Paris as “Comité Technique International de prevention et d'extinction de Feu”, for the purposes of encouraging and promoting co-operation among firefighters and other experts in Fire & Rescue throughout the world.
CTIF develops comprehensive world fire statistics by publishing annual reports which offer data on fire issues from 80 different countries and 90 capital cities.
CTIF organizes international conferences and competitions attended by more than 3.000 fire fighters and youth fire brigades from around the world.
CTIF officially has millions of members in 38 countries from Europe, North America and Asia, making it technically the largest firefighting organization in the world.