Chapters

SFPE provides an exceptional organizational network and resources to support local chapters. The array of benefits and resources provided by SFPE go above and beyond those offered by local chapters. Follow this link to learn more about SFPE benefits or to join.

Chapters are the backbone of the Society, providing geographical and expertise-based organization to the Society. With 117 Global Chapters, there are plenty of SFPE components to join in your local area.

Chapter membership is extremely valuable in bringing together fire protection professionals from the same state, province, or other geographic regions. Their annual meetings convey significant amounts of information directly relevant to many attendees because of the localized nature of the chapters.
 If you are interested in joining a chapter, contact them directly.


Find a Local Chapter


How to Start a Chapter

Chapters are a valued part of the Society - where advancing our mission at a local and regional level often happens. It is where fire protection engineers and other allied professionals in the field, share knowledge and grow a greater understanding of the profession. As a global Society, we welcome interested groups of fire protection engineers to gather in new local areas to form chapters. Don't see a chapter in your area, look here.

For Chapter Leaders

To access various materials and reference documents, visit the Chapter Leadership Resource Portal located in the SFPE Forum under the "Groups" tab.

To join the Chapter Leadership Resource Portal click Manage Profile>Groups>Available Groups>Chapter Leaders>Join Group.

Award for Chapter Excellence (ACE)

Each year SFPE recognizes our chapters that demonstrate excellence in contributing to the needs of their members and the Society. A list of past recipients can be viewed here.

Submission for Award for Chapter Excellence (ACE)

SFPE Chapters must complete the Chapter Evaluation Form annually per the Standing Rules. The completed chapter evaluation form will be used to select the Award for Chapter Excellence (ACE). Download the chapter evaluation form here:

and submit to Membership@sfpe.org.

All Submissions are due by Friday, April 1, 2022


If you have any questions, please contact us at 301.915.9726 or chapters@sfpe.org