European Chapters

The Society has 19 chapters and five student chapters located in the European region that work to advance the mission of the Society on a regional level. Many of the SFPE chapters offer scholarships to aid in fire protection and fire safety engineering education in their communities. If you are interested in joining a chapter, contact them directly.
If you don't see a chapter in your country and are interested in starting one please contact us at and we will help you get one started.

Current SFPE Europe Chapter Members


Albania Chapter

President: Nikolin Risilia - email

Benelux Chapter

President: Peter van de Leur - email

Cyprus Chapter

President: Souren Dakessian - email

Denmark Chapter:
President: Lucia Ortega

Finland Chapter:
President: Paivi Myllyla

France Chapter

President: Armelle Muller - email

Germany Chapter

President: Udo Kirchner - email

Greece Chapter

President: Samaras Panagiotis - email

Israeli Chapter

President: Jacob Friedman - email

Italy Chapter

President: Luciano Nigro - email

Malta Chapter

President: Alvaro Ferreira - email

Norway Chapter

President: Atefeh Eghbali - email

Poland Chapter

President: Tadeusz Cisek - email

Portugal Chapter

Paulo Prata Ramos - email

Serbia Chapter

President: Miroslav Gojic - email

Spain Chapter

President: Jimmy Jonsson - email

Sweden Chapter

President: Robert Jansson McNamee - email

Switzerland Chapter

President: David Grossmann - email

U.K. Chapter

President: Karl Wallasch - email

Student Chapters

The Main School of Fire Service Student Chapter (Poland)

Faculty Advisor: Wojciech Węgrzyński: email

Coimbra University Student Chapter (Portugal)

Faculty Advisor:

IMFSE Student Chapter (Belgium)

Faculty Advisor: Bart Merci: email

Greater London Student Chapter (UK)

Faculty Advisor: Guillermo Rein: email

The University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

Faculty Advisor: Rory Hadden: email

The SFPE Student Chapter in Edinburgh offered the possibility to institutionalize and organize the current dynamic, social and academic movement among the students who are pursuing courses in fire safety-related degrees. The Student Chapter provides advice and support to undergraduate and postgraduate students on their research work, as well as collaboration opportunities and social activities. ~ Juan P. Hidalgo, Past President of the University of Edinburgh SFPE Student Chapter