A message from April Hammond-Berkol, Chair of the SFPE 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 bean 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 is funded solely by volunteer contributions from SFPE members, SFPE chapter and corporate supporters. Donate now.

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 foundation@sfpe.org.

Board of Governors
Grants and Awards

Chief Donald J. Burns Memorial Research Grant

Dr. Guylène Proulx, OC Scholarship

Student Research Grants

Jack Bono Award

Arthur B. Guise Medal

Foundation Student Scholar
Contributor Spotlight
Heritage Documents


U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology

U.S. Fire Administration

U.S. Department of Energy

National Research Council Canada
Foundation News