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SFPE EDUCATIONAL & SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATION

Enhancing the scientific understanding of fire and its interaction with the natural and built environment.

RESEARCH ROADMAP

The SFPE Foundation identifies and promotes research pertinent to 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.

Current Research

2021 Foundation Award Nominations Are Now Open!
All nominations due April 5th

Foundation Awards for which you can submit nominations:

  • The Arthur B. Guise Medal - recognizes eminent achievement in the advancement of the science and technology of fire protection engineering. The achievement may be in research, development, design, innovation, management, education or literature.
  • Dr. Guylène Proulx, OC Award - recognizes high-performing students conducting research in the field of human behavior in emergencies.
  • Frederick Mowrer Global Scholar Award – recognizes high-performing students from developing nations who are conducting research to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering.
  • The Student Scholar Award - recognizes high-performing students who are conducting research to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering.


Our Purpose | Mission

Enhance the scientific understanding of fire and its interaction with the natural and built environment.

Our Impact | Vision

Facilitate scientific and engineering research focused on fire risk, safety, mitigation, control and human response. 

Facilitate the development of engineering methods to mitigate the adverse consequences of unwanted fires. 

Provide educational and research opportunities for the next generation of fire protection engineers.

Our Value Proposition

Facilitate global collaboration to advance the technical needs of our profession. 

Identify and promote research pertinent to 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.

Develop long‐term funding resources to sustain progressive research in fire protection engineering.

Our Programs

Implementing the SFPE Research Roadmap – an ambitious program to support the implementation of the SFPE Research Roadmap. In 2019, the Foundation is supporting human behavior research to update anthropometric data and movement speeds. 

Student Research Grants - annual grants to global fire protection engineering/fire science students conducting research on innovative fire protection engineering topics

Awards and Scholarships – annual awards in honor of Jack Bono, Arthur Guise, and Guylene Proulx to recognize unique contributions to the profession.

 

Thank you to our Major Donors

Gigawatt - $25,000+



  • Kathleen Almand

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  • SFPE

Megawatt - $10,000+


  • David de Vries - Scott A. Futrell -    

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Kilowatt - $5,000+

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