Educational & Scientific Foundation

A message from April Hammond-Berkol, Chair of the SFPE Educational and Scientific Foundation Board of Governors

Our mission is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering internationally by advocating and supporting engineering research, technology transfer and education.

This continues to be an exciting time to be a fire protection engineer! The knowledge base of our profession is growing rapidly. Engineering methods are continually becoming more robust. The value of fire protection engineers to employers and clients is progressing dramatically. The potential future growth of fire protection engineering is enormous.

The Educational & Scientific Foundation serves to protect the heritage of the fire protection engineering profession and to enhance the legacy of our generation of fire protection engineers to future generations.

The Foundation is currently involved in several projects that serve both the heritage and legacy of the profession. 

The Foundation needs support of Society members, affiliates, chapter and corporate sponsors to maximize service to the profession. To support the SFPE Education & Scientific Foundation with a tax deductible contribution please send your donation to the attention of the Clerk of the SFPE Educational and Scientific Foundation, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 620E, Bethesda, MD 20814.

The Foundation is funded solely by volunteer contributions from SFPE members, SFPE chapter and corporate supporters. 

Members of the Board of Governors are available to attend chapter meetings to provide more information concerning the Foundation's projects, plans and vision. Chapter presidents are welcome to contact members of the Board of Governors to arrange a presentation. Members of the Board of Governors are listed on the link to the left, as is the Foundation's business plan. If you have questions or comments concerning the Foundation, please contact me at

Click here to see the Foundation's Constitution.

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