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Society of Fire Protection Engineers
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The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is a professional society for fire protection engineering established in 1950 and incorporated as an independent organization in 1971.[1] It is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. The Society has over 5,000 members and more than 120 chapters and over 20 student chapters worldwide.[2] SFPE also includes the SFPE foundation with the following mission "Enhancing the scientific understanding of fire and its interaction with the social, natural and built environments".[3]

SFPE and NFPA publish the Fire Technology Journal[4] through Springer, and Fire Protection Engineering magazine is published quarterly by SFPE.[5]

The current CEO is Chris Jelenewicz while the SFPE President is Bob Libby.[6][7]


SFPE hosts an Annual Conference & Expo, which attracts over 400 professionals from around the globe including experts from the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, Middle East, and the Oceanic. Each year, SFPE hosts the Europe Conference on Fire Safety Engineering or International Performance-Based Design Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods Conference.

Codes and Standards

The association's codes and standards include:


SFPE have developed 5 Handbooks on Fire Protection Engineering. The latest 5th edition was published in 2015 with the Springer Nature as a publisher. It includes 90 chapter and 5 appendixes.[8]

Engineering Guides

SFPE have released several guidelines in the last 25 years:


  1. ^ "2020 Board of Directors - SFPE". Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  2. ^ "About SFPE - SFPE". Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  3. ^ "Home - Foundation". Retrieved 2024-01-31.
  4. ^ "Fire Technology". Springer. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  5. ^ "Fire Protection Engineering Magazine - SFPE". Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  6. ^ "SFPE Announces Chris Jelenewicz, PE, FSFPE, as Interim Chief Executive Officer - SFPE". Retrieved 2024-01-31.
  7. ^ "SFPE announces new leadership team for 2024". 2023-11-28. Retrieved 2024-01-31.
  8. ^ Hurley, Morgan J.; Gottuk, Daniel; Hall, John R.; Harada, Kazunori; Kuligowski, Erica; Puchovsky, Milosh; Torero, José; Watts, John M.; Wieczorek, Christopher, eds. (2016). "SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering". SpringerLink. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-2565-0.
  9. ^ "SFPE Guide to Human Behavior in Fire". SpringerLink. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94697-9#:~:text=the%20second%20edition%20of%20sfpe's,design%20professionals,%20and%20code%20authorities. ((cite journal)): Check |doi= value (help)
  10. ^ "Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings". The Society of Fire Protection Engineers Series. 2022. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-79014-1. ISSN 2731-3638.
  11. ^ "SFPE Guidelines for Substantiating a Fire Model for a Given Application". Retrieved 2024-02-01.
  12. ^ "Guide for Peer Review in the Fire Protection Design". Retrieved 2024-02-01.
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  14. ^ The Society of Fire Protection Engi (2023). "Predicting Room of Origin Fire Hazards". The Society of Fire Protection Engineers Series. doi:10.1007/978-3-031-08619-9. ISSN 2731-3638.
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  16. ^ "Code Officials Guide to Performance-Based Design Review". Retrieved 2024-02-01.
  17. ^ "Guides". Retrieved 2021-04-26.