The Grade of Fellow
SFPE Fellows represent a distinguished group of members who have attained "significant stature and accomplishment in engineering". Fellows have been members of the Society for at least 10 years and have been nominated by peers for outstanding contributions to the advancement of fire protection engineering and valuable service to SFPE.
Fellows of the Society
SFPE Honorary Members are a distinguished group of individuals who have rendered exceptional service to the Society and have made substantial and outstanding contributions to fire protection engineering.
Honorary Members of the Society
The Arthur B. Guise Medal
The medal recognizes eminent achievement in advancing the science of fire protection engineering. The achievement may be in research, development, design, innovation, management, education or literature.
Recipients of the Guise Medal
The Jack Bono Engineering Communications Award
The Board of Governors of the SFPE Educational and Scientific Foundation established the Bono Award in 1994 to recognize the author(s) of the paper published in the Journal of Fire Protection Engineering during the prior year that has most contributed to the advancement and application of professional fire protection engineering.
Recipients of the Bono Award
The Hat's Off Award
The Hat's Off Award is designed to recognize Society members who, in the course of their SFPE assignments, put forth that extra effort ... walk that extra mile ... to ensure that the effort expended was the absolute best.
Recipients of the Hat's Off Award
The John J. Ahern President's Award
ginally created by the SFPE Board of Directors in 1987 as the President's Award, it honors individuals whose conspicuous contributions deserve very special recognition by the Society and its leadership. The Award was renamed in 1993 to honor the Society's first president.
Recipients of the Ahern Award
The Rolf H. Jensen Award for Outstanding Committee Service
The Rolf H. Jensen Award recognizes persons who have rendered unselfish, extraordinary and unusual service on a SFPE committee. The committee service must contribute to Society goals and to the profession of fire protection engineering.
Recipients of the Jensen Award
The Harold E. Nelson Service Award
The Board of Directors created the Harold E. Nelson Service Award in 1987 to recognize dedicated and inspired service to the ideas and goals of the Society. The award is named after Harold E. "Bud" Nelson, P.E., whose parallel fire protection engineering and Society careers are truly worthy of emulation.
Recipients of the Nelson Service Award
The D. Peter Lund Award
The Board of Directors established the D. Perter Lund Award in 1997 to recognize significant contributions to the advancement of the professional recognition of the fire protection engineer. This award is named in honor of D. Peter Lund, CAE, the first Executive Director of the Society.
Recipients of the Lund Award
Fire Protection Person of the Year Award
This Award was created in 1973 to recognize significant achievement in the protection of humanity and the environment from the ravages of unwanted fire and an outstanding contribution to fire protection from outside the membership of SFPE which is broad in scope and has apparent lasting effects.
Recipients of the Person of the Year Award
John L. Bryan Mentoring Award
This award, established in 2007, is in recognition of John L. Bryan and his more than fifty years of commitment and dedication to education and mentoring students and practicing fire protection engineers. This award is presented to an individual who exemplifies commitment and dedication to educating, training and advising fire protection engineers. The recipients are recognized for freely and unselfishly providing their expertise to other individuals in order to assist them in enhancing their education, advancing their careers, and expanding their experience and knowledge in fire protection engineering.
Recipients of the Person of the Year Award
The David A. Lucht Lamp of Knowledge Award
This award honors an organization, company, or individual that has contributed substantially to increasing the opportunties for higher education in fire protection engineering. The award is named for David A. Lucht in recognition of his 25 years of leadership and dedication to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Center for Firesafety Studies and his tireless efforts on behalf of the fire protection engineering profession.
Recipients of the Lucht Award
Chapter Excellence Award
The SFPE Board of Directors established Chapter Excellence Awards in 2005 to recognize Chapters that demonstrated excellence in contributing to the needs of their members and the Society. Three levels of recognition are awarded -- Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
Recipients of the Chapter Excellence Award
Foundation Student Scholar Award
This award was established in 2006 by the Board of Governors of the SFPE Educational and Scientific Foundation to recognize students that are performing research to advance the science and practice of Fire Protection Engineering. The Foundation Board of Governors makes the selection annually based on abstracts submitted by students. Nominations for the Student Scholar Award are due in early may each year. Submissions are judged on scientific quality and relevance to the fire protection engineering profession.
Recipients of the Student Scholar Award