The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) was established in 1950 and incorporated as a not-for-profit membership organization in 1971. It is the world's leading professional society representing those practicing in the field of fire protection and fire safety engineering. The Society has over 4,800 members and over 100 chapters worldwide, including more than 20 student chapters.
SFPE serves its members and the profession through the development of the Fire Protection Engineering Handbook, engineering standards and guidelines, research, technical seminars, conferences, webinars, publications, and outreach and advocacy.
The Society also plays a critical role in supporting the development of the Professional Engineer (PE) licensing exam in fire protection and the grading of those exams under the auspices of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).