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SFPE Technical Committees

SFPE's Technical committees and task groups develop engineering guides, standards, and other technical initiatives of the Society. 


Technical Committee News

SFPEs Innovation and Emerging Technology Working Group Works to Monitor Trends in the Profession
The SFPE Innovation and Emerging Technology Working Group (IETWG) was established to monitor innovation and emerging technology trends in the international fire safety and fire protection community, and keep SFPE abreast of such developments in industry, academia, and governmental institutions. The IETWG was created as a working group within the Subcommittee on Research and Innovation (SCRI), which is structured under the SFPE Standing    Committee on Research, Tools, and Methods (RTM). The scope of work for the RTM committee is to identify, develop, and oversee SFPE’s technical products and research work, review new innovations, and help to establish the research agenda for the fire safety engineering profession. The working group has identified two primary types of innovations or technologies to monitor.  The first is related to new hazards that pose a risk to fire protection or life safety. The second is regarding new products/solutions that are entering the market for use by practitioners. Within the products/solutions category would be information sources for modelling or new engineering techniques. In a future editions of this newsletter, the IETWG will be soliciting your input on specific innovations & technologies that SFPE should monitor. Stay tuned for more details.
SFPE Risk Task Group Seeking Input on Next Edition of the SFPE Guide to Fire Risk Assessment
The SFPE Risk Task Group is charged with drafting the 2nd edition of the SFPE Guidelines for Fire Risk Assessment. It held its first meeting on March 2. The task group includes experts in the field of fire risk assessment from nine different countries: Australia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States of America. The task group is seeking input from SFPE members who have used the 1st edition of the guide. Specifically, if you have used this guide in practice and have any suggestions on how the task group can improve it, please send them to SFPE Technical Director Chris Jelenewicz, P.E., FSFPE at

Upcoming Technical Committee/Task Group/Working Group Meetings: 

  • Thursday, June 8, 2017 11pm Eastern Time (-04:00 GMT)
    SFPE S.01, Standards Making Committee on Fire Exposures Database  Working Group – Online
  • Friday, June 9, 2017 2pm Eastern Time (-04:00 GMT)
    Committee for Codes & Standards Liaison NFPA Working Group – Online
  • Friday, June 23, 2017 11am Eastern Time (-04:00 GMT)
    Committee for Codes & Standards Liaison ICC Working Group – Online
  • Wednesday, July 12 11am Eastern Time (-04:00 GMT)
    Subcommittee for Handbook Development – Online
  • Thursday, July 20 4pm Eastern Time (-04:00 GMT)
    Subcommittee for Standards Oversight -- Online

Current Technical Committees & Task groups

To view a complete list of the standards and guidelines produced by these working groups, visit the SFPE Resource library.


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