About Us


SFPE Europe is leading the profession as a neutral, international non-profit organization to define, develop, and advance the use of fire engineering, fire protection engineering, and fire safety engineering best practices; expand the scientific and technical knowledge base; and educate the global fire safety community, in order to reduce fire risk.

SFPE Europe has two categories of members:

  1. Organizational Member: SFPE is the founding organizational member and is a 501 c6 international organisation with similar purpose as SFPE Europe and incorporated in the State of Massachusetts in the United States (hereafter named “SFPE”), represented by the President of the SFPE Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and/or a designated director of the SFPE Board of Directors.
  2. Member Chapters: European Chapters which are Chapters of SFPE in Europe. These Chapters must fulfil and have met the conditions of the SFPE Affiliate Chapter Agreement and been approved by the SFPE Board of Directors. Student chapters of SFPE in Europe, which fulfil and sign the SFPE Student Chapter agreement and are led by a faculty member, can also be invited as a non-voting Member Chapter. 

Admission of new SFPE Europe Members:

The admission of new SFPE Europe members is subject to approval by an ordinary General Assembly pursuant to a proposal of the SFPE Europe Board of Directors and is subjected to the conditions mentioned in article 4 of the statutes.

SFPE Europe is an international, non-profit association, incorporated on 24th of July, 2020 as "Society of Fire Protection Engineers Europe“, abbreviated as "SFPE Europe“. The headquarters are located at:

Avenue de Tervueren, 188A,
4th Floor, Postbox 4, 1150 Brussels, Belgium
Tel. +32 2 773 1506 




Royal Decree


Board of Directors

David Grossmann, Chair
Kees Both, Past Chair
Jimmy Jönsson, SFPE President

Robert  McNamee,  Director

Wojciech Węgrzyński, Director
Kathrin Grewolls, Director

Luciano Nigro, Director


  • Events & Conferences Committee (Grewolls, Wegrzynski)
  • Representation And Relations Committee (TBA)
  • Professional Recognition Committee (TBA)
  • Awards Committee (Wegrzynski, McNamee)
  • Education &Accreditation Committee (Grewolls)

Nominating Committee:

  • Kees Both, SFPE Europe Past Chair
  • Tadeusz Cisek, Poland Chapter
  • Paulo Ramose, Portugal Chapter
  • Gabriel Vigne, Spain Chapter

Interested in serving on SFPE Standing Committee? Follow this link.

SFPE European Partners

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