Webinars

SFPE webinars are live, interactive sessions that connect you to experts presenting on a variety of topics in an effort to enhance your knowledge of fire protection engineering industry trends. This exclusive online series of technical webinars are focused on helping fire protection engineers and allied professionals strengthen their technical skills and stay informed of the latest research findings. If you’re not already a member, join SFPE to ensure access and discounted pricing for all of our educational programs, including webinars, seminars, conferences, workshops, symposiums, and publications.

Upcoming Events List


  • Fire Service Considerations with Lithium-Ion Battery ESS – An Investigation

    Fire Service

    Apr 14, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (ET)
    Presented by : Stephen Kerber, P.E. and Mark McKinnon, Ph.D. Join the Fire Service Subcommittee for this webinar on the April 19, 2019 lithium-ion battery energy storage system incident in Surprise, AZ. Steve Kerber and Mark McKinnon will provide an overview of the incident, the contributing factors determined through the investigation, and recommendations for the fire service, code officials, utility companies, and manufacturers to prevent similar incidents.

  • SOS: Write for Action and Results

    Conversation Circle

    Apr 20, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (ET)
    Sponsored by FM Global Join SFPE Women in Fire Protection Engineering for this fast-moving virtual talk lead by international keynote speaker and Mindset Digital CEO, Debra Jasper, Ph.D. In this session, Debra will cover how to save hours every week with SOS (short, organized and skimmable) content, get faster responses with clear calls to action, and design for attention by breaking it down (not dumbing it down).

  • Women in Fire Protection Engineering Conversation Circle

    Conversation Circle

    May 11, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)
    Open to All Female Members of SFPE Sponsored by FM Global Women today in fire protection engineering are paving the way for future generations in a predominantly male industry. One of the best ways to pave this path is to ensure that women today have alignment with one another to increase awareness, diversity, and opportunities for all. If your company is interested in sponsoring more activities and webinar supporting women and DEI initiatives contact, Julie Gordon, SFPE Director of Membership and Communities.

  • SFPE Perspective Webinar Sponsored by Reliable

    Perspective Series

    May 21, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)
    Sponsored by Reliable More Info to Come!

  • Understanding and Reducing the Fire Risk of Residential Upholstered Furniture Fires

    Member Series

    May 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    Presented by: Mauro Zammarano, Ph.D

  • SFPE Perspective Webinar Sponsored by AGF

    Perspective Series

    Jun 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

  • Leading Through Your Words – How to be Bold & Design Essential Conversations

    Conversation Circle

    Jun 8, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)
    Leading Through Your Words – How to be Bold & Design Essential Conversations Presented by Cynthia Mills Sponsored by FM Global We literally create the world we want to operate in by the words we choose to use and our reactions to the words we hear. Speaking, writing, and social media posts are all part of essential conversations & will make or break careers. Whether we’re in a leadership role, trying to earn a promotion, or dealing with a difficult HR situation, our ability to find our voice & design impactful conversations to achieve desired results is a critical skill in today’s workplace. Join us to explore 1.) becoming aware of our own impact & influence on those around us, 2.) designing essential conversations by thinking about the end result we want to achieve before we ever utter a word, and 3.) listening for what is underneath others’ words, while making sure they don’t have to do that with us. We’ll also share a resource the facilitator kept by her side as a CEO. Come learn how to be bold, find your voice, and have essential conversations effectively.

  • Energy Code Impact on Commissioning and Integrated Testing

    Member Series

    Jun 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    Presented by: April Musser, PE

  • Aviation Lithium-Ion Cell Fire Protection: Developing Standardized Fire Testing to Evaluate New Tech

    Member Series

    Jul 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    Presented by: Kelly Opert, PE

  • Perspective Webinar Sponsored by Edwards

    Perspective Series

    Aug 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

  • Women in Fire Protection Engineering Conversation Circle

    WiFPE - Coming Soon

    Aug 24, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (ET)
    Women in Fire Protection Engineering Conversation Circle Sponsored by FM Global Women today in fire protection engineering are paving the way for future generations in a predominantly male industry. One of the best ways to pave this path is to ensure that women today have alignment with one another to increase awareness, diversity, and opportunities for all. There are no panels or programming planned for this session. This is a conversation with other women in a safe, thought-provoking environment. We will focus on tips and advice for managing it all and the power of saying No.

  • Leveraging LinkedIn: Staying Close to Clients in a More Virtual World

    WiFPE - Coming Soon

    Sep 14, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)
    Leveraging LinkedIn: Staying Close to Clients in a More Virtual World Presented by Debra Jasper, Ph.D. Sponsored by FM Global People look you up before talking with you, especially now. So how do you effectively manage relationships and do business in a more virtual world? By increasing your virtual connections through LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. This webinar will show you how to: Build a 5-Star online presence Double online client touchpoints and stay top of mind Get the new skills you need to advance in a virtual world

  • Perspective Webinar Sponsored by SmokeGaurd

    Perspective Series

    Sep 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

  • Perspective Webinar Sponsored by Xylem

    Perspective Series

    Oct 5, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

Professional Development and Continuing Education

SFPE is proud to offer Professional Development Hours (PDH) and Continuing Education Units (CEU) for those who need them. Earning PDHs and CEUs are only granted to individuals who participate in any webinar.