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Welcome to the official web site of the New England Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

Fire Protection Engineering is a unique discipline which requires an understanding of fire and how it affects the built environment. Fire Protection Engineers use this understanding coupled with the basics of engineering design to create safe buildings for people to work, reside, and perform recreational activities.

Since 1955, The New England Chapter of SFPE has provided a means of information exchange and a mechanism for education on various topics related to fire and life safety. Discussion about basic code requirements to the application of sophisticated computer models are all relevant to modern fire safety design. The Chapter accomplishes its objectives by holding monthly dinner meetings, offering seminars, and sponsoring the A.L. Brown Scholarship. All of the chapter’s revenue in excess of expenses support the A.L. Brown Scholarships. The A.L. Brown Scholarships are awarded each year to fire protection engineering students from New England or who are matriculating in fire protection engineering at one of the ABET accredited schools in New England. Annual Scholarship awards in the past years have been as high as $29,000.00.

This website is intended to provide information about the Chapter’s activities including, monthly meetings and outreach seminars, as well as information about our executive board, benefits of membership, how to become a member, and scholarship application information. You will also find professional resources presentations and articles by our members and guest speakers along with a substantial list of links to other websites of interest to the fire safety professional.

We are sure you will find this website informative and that it provides a resource for continual professional development.

Be sure to check out our 2018 Chapter Newsletter (link in blog below) for all of the latest updates on our events.

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