The Fire Service Subcommittee is proud to announce that there will be scholarships ... for up to 10 full-time fire service personnel that will cover registration for the 2019 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, this October 13–18. Application requirements can be found here. Applications are due August 15, 2019, and can be found here. Please forward to those who can benefit from this opportunity.
Those wishing to be considered to present at the 13th International Conference on ... Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design should submit an extended abstract (minimum four pages, maximum six pages, including figures and references) by August 23, 2019. The conference language is English. Acceptance will be based on the completeness of the extended abstracts. Special Editors to Fire Technology, the official journal of the SFPE, will be invited to the conference and will select outstanding presentations to submit for a special edition of the journal.
SFPE is currently in the process of drafting the sixth edition of the SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering ... . A peer review of the content in the fifth edition will be conducted as part of this process. The purpose of this peer review is to organize an independent review of each chapter and reviews across chapters. The goal of the review will be to suggest potential technical weaknesses, duplicate content, overlaps between chapters, areas for working examples, and new or innovative content. If you are interested in participating as a peer reviewer, contact Chris Jelenewicz
The SFPE Standing Committee on Professional Qualifications (CPQ) and specifically, the Subcommittee on Professional Competency ... and Credentialing has worked over the last couple of years to develop the “Recommended Minimum Technical Core Competencies for the Practice of Fire Protection Engineering.” This is the first time that the SFPE has documented the minimum knowledge, skills and experience someone needs in order to qualify themselves as a fire protection engineer.
Fire safety was largely absent from the themes of Horizon 2020 and this risks recurring in Horizon Europe, despite increasing awareness of the importance of fire safety in today’s urban and technological society and of wildfire risk. A meeting organized by IAFSS, in Brussels on 3rd December, brought together key stakeholders from across Europe and DG Research, DG GROW and JRC.
SFPE offers a wide selection of books, guides, and standards, from introductory material to the most-relevant and topic-specific fire information available. Most authors are known internationally for their expertise and thought leadership on a wide variety of topics highly relevant to the fire protection and fire safety fields. Check out current offerings to enhance your professionalism and skill set.
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