The Society of Fire Protection Engineers

defines, develops, and advances the use of engineering best practices; expands the scientific and technical knowledge base; and educates the global fire safety community to reduce fire risk.

SFPE Europe

We are excited to announce the establishment of SFPE Europe. The official royal decree was issued in September and work is now underway to set up operations.

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New Publication Release

The Sprinkler Hydraulics: A Guide to Fire System Hydraulic Calculations, 3rd edition by Harold S. Wass Jr and updated by Russ Fleming is now available.

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Upcoming Events & Education

  • Dust Explosion: Hazard Recognition, Assessment, and Management

    Virtual Seminar

    Apr 12 - 22, (ET)
    This seminar will hold live sessions, Monday through Thursday, April 12-April 15, and April 19-April 22 from 11am to 1:30pm ET

  • 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).

  • Principles of Fire Protection Engineering

    Virtual Seminar

    May 3 - 28, (ET)

    This seminar will hold live sessions, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday(s), May 3-May 28 from 11am to 1:30pm ET.

  • 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!

  • 2021 PE Exam Review Course

    Virtual Seminar

    Jun 1 - Oct 11, (ET)
    The 20-week course begins June 1, running every Tuesday and Thursday* through the week of September 9. From September 13- October 11, a single weekly office hour will occur until the week of the exam. 
    *You have the flexibility to attend the Tuesday and/or Thursday session each week 

    Tuesday sessions: 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM ET

    Thursday sessions: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM ET

  • 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.

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Why You Should Join SFPE as a Member Today

Joining SFPE is the most important connection a current or future fire protection engineer can make.

SFPE offers members the resources they need to excel in their careers, stay on top of the latest industry developments and research, and connect with the best minds in fire protection and fire safety engineering. SFPE membership gives you the edge you need to take charge of your career and work toward our common goal of engineering a fire safe world.


Earn credits, advance your career

  • SFPE membership includes complimentary webinars offered as Member Monday Webinars held multiple times monthly to give you timely insight and valuable guidance on a wide range of topics affecting the profession, as well as the ability to earn PDHs. Membership also grants you access to the archives, available on-demand to view on any device. 

Exclusive Member Discounts

  • In addition to exclusive access to educational resources, technical publications, and other member-only benefits, membership offers valuable discounts on the following:
    • 40% discount on most publications
    • 75% discount ($299, list price $1,199) on the SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering, Fifth Edition 
    • Up to 20% off conferences and continuing education programs 

Networking Opportunities

  • Members say networking opportunities are one of the most valuable member benefits. Collaborate with the best and brightest in the profession by volunteering on a standing committee, participating in webinars and seminars, joining a special interest group, or attend a global conference.

  • Augment your local chapter affiliation with membership to build a global peer network.


Fire Protection Engineering Magazine

This SFPE flagship publication is the only magazine written for and by fire protection engineers, exclusively to members. Published quarterly, Fire Protection Engineering features articles on timely topics and challenging issues facing the profession. It is available in print and digital format.

Fire Technology Journal


Fire Technology is the international, peer-reviewed quarterly journal of SFPE and National Fire Protection Association. It covers a range of fire safety science and engineering topics in industrial, operational, cultural and environmental settings.

Available at springer.com

Featured Publications

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SFPE is an ANSI accredited standards developer and in a continuing effort to advance and improve fire safety engineering practice, SFPE develops fire protection engineering standards and engineering guides that will provide fire protection engineers access to current information and practices in today’s evolving world.

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