Emerging Professionals

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The Emerging Professionals Committee of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (EPS) is a community of SFPE members with up to 10 years experience in fire protection engineering. Emerging Professionals members have the shared interests of networking with peers, advancing their professional development and supporting the Society.

 The Goals of the EPS committee are:

  1. Establish a community of peers that fosters networking and interaction amongst SFPE’s newer members who are early in their career. Including engaging members of SFPE Student and Local Chapters.
  2. Provide guidance to members who are considered to be early in their career or considering a career in fire protection engineering.
  3. Develop continuing education opportunities that are relevant to and geared toward the next generation of fire engineers’ learning style. 

Future Events

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Do you know an emerging fire protection engineer or fire safety engineer who is doing exception work and deserves recognition?  Previous Recipients are individuals in the Fire Protection Engineering community who have gone above and beyond to provide an impact in the field. 

 See here for more information on this award and how to nominate someone.

Available Resources

  • Jobs Board – This contains a list of job vacancies for engineers posted on the SFPE website. These jobs are posted internationally and for a range of experience levels. The site includes a handy tool to help review your CV and suggest some improvements. 
  • Get Involved – Want to get more involved in the Fire Protection industry but not sure what’s available? This website contains a list of opportunities to get amongst it and help advance the profession. 
  • Core Competencies – Want to know what is expected of a Fire Protection Engineer? SFPE has developed a clearly defined and globally applicable set of minimum recommended technical core competencies. Covering Fire Science, Human Behaviors and Evacuation, Fire Protection Systems, and Fire Protection Analysis, the core competencies provides a robust and broad summary of skills for Fire Protection Engineers.  
  • eLearning – This database contains all previous SFPE webinars and courses, both paid and free to view. If you are looking for some specific information on something, the collaborative industry knowledge is at your fingertips with webinars from Fire Protection Engineers globally. 
  • Unwritten Laws of Engineering – This book is a great source of what a beginning engineer needs to learn to kick-start their career. It also contains information to help improve an engineers effectiveness at any stage in their career. Other helpful resources include: 
    • The Building Code Blog - A valuable resource for engineers, architects to review, discuss and participate in building code questions.
    • MeyerFire - A forum and blog for daily and weekly discussions on everything fire protection. A paid toolkit with various calculators for estimating friction losses, sprinkler obstructions, fire flow calculators and more.
    • PE Roadmap series in collaboration with MeyerFire
    • PE Exam study resources, weekly exams and study guide. Learn more about an upcoming SFPE review course here.

Join the Committee!

Interested in joining the Emerging Professionals committee? Follow these instructions:

  • Log in to your SFPE member profile (free to create).
  • Click here and navigate to "Committee Request" under "Forms." 
  • Select “Continuing Professional Development (CPD)” under “Standing Committee”
  • In the Notes, include that you wish to join the Emerging Professionals Committee and why. 
Questions about joining? Contact SFPE's Membership Manager, Ben Fogel for more information about Student Membership (free) or to assist in joining the EPS Committee.