Welcome to the official blog of the New England Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Posts include NEC-SFPE news, member updates, and other information regarding NEC-SFPE and fire protection engineering.

  • August 23, 2016 2:48 PM | Matthew Daelhousen (Administrator)

    The National Fire Sprinkler Association will holding a training class on seismic bracing for sprinkler systems.  The class will be held on September 20, 2016 in Weymouth, MA.  More information is available on the NFSA website.

  • January 15, 2016 2:33 PM | Tracy Vecchiarelli
    Hey SFPE Student Members! Be sure to submit your scholarship application this year. We are offering up to $20,000 this year in scholarships with at least one $10,000 scholarship being awarded. Details on eligibility and submitting can be found here: Scholarship.
  • December 22, 2015 6:43 AM | Tracy Vecchiarelli

    Congrats to "Team Sam" for winning the 2015 SFPE New England Chapter Trivia Night. Sixteen teams battled it out in a pub style trivia event last night to see who really is the smartest FPE. Turns out, it's Sarge Slicer, Robert Schifiliti, Dick Davis, Jeff Harrington, and Tony Schifiliti. Second place went to team KTTE- Barry Chase, Seth Sienkiewicz, Patrick Sullivan, and Vernon Gross.

    Thanks to all 60+ attendees and to the 11 manufacturers who showed up for the technology expo. Hope everyone had fun and learned a little something about fire protection engineering.

    Here is a sample question from last night's event. Do you know the answer?

    What are the units for an automatic sprinkler’s Response Time Index?

  • January 29, 2015 4:46 PM | Amanda Kimball

    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Carleton University has announced a 3-day Short Course on Fire Safety of Combustible Construction and Tall Wood Buildings, to be held at Carleton University on May 20 - 22, 2015. Visit the website for more information and registration details

  • October 24, 2014 10:43 AM | Amanda Kimball

    At the October dinner meeting of the New England Chapter, the recipients of the A.L. Brown Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year were presented with their scholarships.  The scholarship recipients are:

    • Brianna Gillespie, WPI - $3,000 (A.L. Brown Scholar)
    • Jamie Pierce, WPI - $2,000
    • Mariela Qirici, WPI - $2,000
    • Jonathan Sajdak, University of Maryland - $1,000
    • Minchao (Matt) Yin, WPI - $1,000
    The scholarship recipients that were able to attend the dinner meeting are pictured below (from left: Brianna Gillespie, Matt Yin, and Jamie Pierce).  Congratulations to all the recipients!

  • March 03, 2014 10:42 AM | Amanda Kimball

    The application forms for the IMFSE (International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering) program are still open for self-sponsored students.

    Deadline: 30 April 2014.

    The joint program of Ghent University, Lund University and The University of Edinburgh runs from September 2014 to June 2016.

    More about the program can be found at:

    The application forms are available here:

  • February 28, 2014 9:18 AM | Anonymous

    This seminar will be hosted by Burlington's Certified Local Government. Seminar details are as follows:

    Thursday, March 6, 2014 (9:00AM-4:30PM)

    Main Street Landing, Lake and College St.

    Burlington, VT

    Registration is $50 (contact 802-674-6752 for phone registeration)



  • February 04, 2014 8:42 AM | Anonymous
    Please be aware that the SFPE website has regular job postings in fire protection engineering:
  • January 16, 2014 8:54 AM | Anonymous

    Attached is a brochure for the 10th Annual Fire Safety Conference, sponsored by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the SFPE on March 11-12, 2014.




  • October 31, 2013 2:17 PM | Tracy Vecchiarelli
    Congrats to our 2013 Scholarship Winners!

    Pictured left to right: Shaine Grogan, Christine Pongratz, Lauren Waring, Shawn Mahoney, and Barbara Hall.

    Mariah Seaboldt, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $4,000 (A.L.  Brown Scholarship)
    Barbara Hall, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $3,000
    Christine Pongratz - University of Maryland - $3,000
    James Babcock, University of New Haven - $1,000
    Shaine Grogan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000
    Shawn Mahoney, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000
    Lauren Waring, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000

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