SFPE has created this special interest group (SIG) for Women in Fire Protection Engineering. WiFPE provides a global hub for women who are in the fire protection engineering profession to network, support and share best practices to the challenges and opportunities that affect them. In addition, it strives to inspire more women around the globe to pursue a career in fire protection engineering and science.
WiFPE has a dedicated online collaboration space where members can collaborate and discuss issues of importance to them. The online community helps to connect, support and engage individuals, who otherwise would likely not meet. Community members also help to determine topics of interest that can be incorporated into future SFPE programs such as webinars, articles, training sessions, and conference sessions.
SFPE works to:
- Provide networking means for women in SFPE to be resources to each other, including two high visibility receptions at SFPE global conferences annually (in 2020 they will be in March in Auckland, New Zealand and in October in Atlanta)
- Increase visibility of women in SFPE and within the fire protection engineering profession
- Develop and share resources to support women in fire protection engineering
- Develop and deliver resources to recruit the next generation of women in fire protection engineering
SFPE members can join the group by going to the SFPE Forum (members only section) and selecting Women in Fire Protection Engineering from the available groups list. If you are not yet a member of SFPE, click here to join.
The Women in Fire Protection Engineering programs do rely on corporate sponsorship. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us.