SFPE's 2021-2023 Strategic Plan

Vision

The leaders in engineering a fire safe world.

Mission

To define, develop, and advance the use of engineering best practices; expand the scientific and technical knowledge base; and educate the global fire safety community, to reduce fire risk. 

Our Value Proposition

  • Promote the development, advancement, and application of scientific and engineering principles to safeguard people, property, mission, heritage, and the environment from the negative impacts of unwanted fire.
  • Advocate for the profession.
  • Establish the core competencies, roles, and responsibilities for the profession.
  • Be the source for related technical knowledge and information.
  • Develop and provide tools to aid its members’ continued growth throughout their careers.
  • Maintain forums for networking, both locally and globally.

Goals & Initiatives

Goal 1 - Advocate for the profession

Represent and advance the interests of professionals who apply engineering principles to the challenges of fire.

Initiatives

  • Facilitate the awareness, adoption and use of core competencies.
  • Raise awareness of the value of engineering fire safety globally.
  • Support higher education that advances the application of engineering principles to address the challenges of fire.

    Goal 2 - Inclusive Environment

    Foster a professional environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Initiatives

    • Facilitate expansion of the profession and our membership in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Expand global engagement at all levels and in all activities.

      Goal 3 - Professional Practice

      Advance the competency and promote the ethical practice of professionals who apply engineering principles to the challenges of fire.

      Initiatives

      • Strengthen core competencies and ethical practice.
      • Facilitate continuing education for engineering practitioners at all stages of their careers.

        Goal 4 - Technical Leadership

        Advance research and the use of engineering principles to address the challenges of fire.

        Initiatives

        • Expand technical documents that advance engineering solutions to the challenges of fire.
        • Expand the adoption and integration of SFPE technical documents in everyday practice.
        • Develop and lead the research agenda for the profession.