SFPE symposia are structured to disseminate state-of-the art expertise from our community’s brightest minds, researchers, and practitioners on singular topics or an industry niche in fire protection engineering.  

Forum on Fire Protection Engineering: Challenges in Storage

Storage facilities, warehouses and distribution centers are among the most challenging occupancies from an overall fire safety perspective and many variables must be considered when designing fire protection systems for such facilities. This 2-day, in-person event will discuss design challenges of storage facilities that interfere with fire suppression and fire alarm systems.

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Grand Challenges Initiative Virtual Summit

Championed through the SFPE Foundation to capture the collective creativity and real-world experience of the SFPE community, network, and partners, this initiative aims to envision how fire safety science and engineering can contribute to tackling the grand, global challenges that communities face around the world.

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Engineering Challenges Symposium on Wildland-Urban Interface

Anticipated for January 23-25, 2023, this symposium will be facilitated by the SFPE Foundation and feature updates on addressing fire hazards in wildland-urban interface areas. Details forthcoming. 


SFPE regularly organizes symposia on topics of interest to the fire protection and fire safety engineering community.  If you have an idea for a future symposium or would like to share your insights, please reach out to Hana Herron, SFPE’s Director of Events & Education, at