Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

Bethesda, MD 20814


About Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)


7315 Wisconsin Ave.
Suite 620E
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States
(301) 718-2910

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Organized in 1950, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is the professional organization that represents engineers engaged in fire protection worldwide. Through its membership of over 5,000 professionals and 65 international chapters, SFPE advances the science and practice of fire protection engineering while maintaining a high ethical standard. The SFPE Fire Service Committee is made up of a diverse group of SFPE members that all have an interest in the Committee's mission, which is to "advance cooperation and communication between the Fire Service and the Fire Protection Engineering Profession." The Committee has three goals: 1.) Translate FPE related research and current trends in FPE design for Fire Service, 2.) Increase Design Community’s awareness of firefighters tasks, tactics, and strategies, and 3.) Promote and Encourage fire departments to hire FPEs. To find out more go to

Products and Press Releases

The SFPE Foundation is soliciting public comment on four papers focused on strategic cooperation in research and education to advance fire engineering.
Operations & Training

SFPE Foundation Solicits Public Comment on White Papers

July 25, 2023
The four papers were published in July 2023 as part of the SFPE Foundation Grand Challenges Initiative.
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Careers & Education

SFPE Annual Conference & Expo to be Held in Washington DC/Bethesda, MD

June 27, 2023
Global fire protection and fire safety engineering community to convene Oct. 8-10, 2023; additional SFPE seminars to be held Oct. 8 and Oct.11-12
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Careers & Education

SFPE Announces New Course on Ethics for Fire Protection Engineers

April 24, 2023
This on-demand course provides an overview of ethics, the importance of ethics to engineers, and the ethical obligations of a fire protection engineer.
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Safety & Health

SFPE Foundation Publishes Report on Large-Scale Fire Events

Feb. 27, 2023
The report details the environmental and health impacts of fire and fire-suppression activities during large-scale fire events.
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Careers & Education

Society of Fire Protection Engineers Names Jönsson President

Nov. 28, 2022
SFPE tabs Jimmy Jönsson, FSFPE, as its 2023 president, and Bob Libby, PE, FSFPE, as its president-elect.
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Professional Associations & Services

Beth Tubbs Elected President of Society of Fire Protection Engineers

Jan. 4, 2022
Jönsson named president-elect; four others to join SFPE Board of Directors

Americans Have Alarming Misconceptions About Fire Safety

March 26, 2013
New SFPE Survey finds Americans feel safer at home than in a commercial or public building

Free Fire Protection Engineer Career Resource Available for Students

Oct. 11, 2012
Guide Preps Students to Enter Fire Protection Engineering Profession
Awards, Collectibles & Memorials

SFPE Releases Model Job Description for Fire Service Fire Protection Engineers

Sept. 26, 2012
Fire Service Fire Protection Engineers Use Science and Technology to Protect Communities from Fire

Articles & News

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Careers & Education

Scuttlebutt 2/22

Feb. 14, 2022
Billing itself as “The World’s Largest Firefighting Museum,” the Hall of Flame Museum in Phoenix celebrated its 60th anniversary in December 2021.

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