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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.

Research RoadmapCurrent Research

2021 Annual Conference & Expo

We are excited to invite you to the 2021 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo to be held in-person at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel on October 17-19! Be sure to check out Foundation scheduled content below.

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Help Us Reach Our Goal


For the last 42 years, the Foundation has facilitated research and education that advances the scientific understanding of fire in the natural and built environments while supporting the profession of fire safety and fire protection engineering globally. In just the last two years, donor support helped us fund 11 student research grants, 5 student scholarships, 4 professional awards, and 8 major research projects, in addition to providing critical operational resources

To celebrate our 42nd anniversary, we've set our annual fundraising drive goal at 42 unique individual donors by October 19th, the last day of the 2021 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo.

**If we get to 42 unique individual donors by October 19th, all donors contributing between August 1st and October 19th will automatically be entered into a random drawing for the chance to win an iPad!** 

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42 Unique Donors
33 Donated
78% Raised
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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+


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Megawatt - $10,000+

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Kilowatt - $5,000+

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