Welcome to SFPE Philadelphia • Delaware Valley

This website is a project of the Philadelphia • Delaware Valley SFPE Chapter’s Web Committee. Stop by to get information on the Chapter, upcoming Meetings, Educational Programs, Membership opportunities, and Scholarship Programs.


Upcoming Meeting:

The November meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, November 10 at 5 PM. To make reservations, go to https://forms.gle/UhoFFRqNdobC82Wn6

The November 10 meeting will be presented by Nigel Ward – Technical Support Engineer at FFE.

The topic is “Do’s and Don’ts of Beam Detector Applications, Placement & Spacing.”

From FFE: In this webinar, we will share how using optical beam detection can save money and reduce false alarms in locations with high ceilings where point detectors would be difficult to install and maintain. We will cover the pros and cons of different optical beam technologies and the benefits of installing a low-level controller. This webinar will explain the key benefits of protecting large premises with optical beam detection. These premises can include warehouses, factories, or buildings with high ceilings.

Read the corresponding FLASHPOINT, the Philadelphia • Delaware Valley SFPE Newsletter.


Seminar & Trade Show Update

The 2020 SFPE Seminar and Trade Show has been rescheduled for April 15, 2021. To protect the health and safety of everyone, the Executive Committee and Board have decided to postpone the 2020 Fall Seminar & Trade Show. We have made this decision by following the recent upward trend in Coronavirus cases and our concern for the health and safety of all those who would attend the event.

The event has been rescheduled for April 15, 2021 at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia, PA.

Thank you for your understanding and support. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are prioritizing the health of everyone who would be attending.

We look forward to seeing everyone in April of 2021.


Mission Statement

The Philadelphia • Delaware Valley Chapter purpose is to advance the art and science of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, for the reduction of life and property losses from fire, to maintain high ethical standards on engineering among its members and to foster fire protection education. Recognition of fire protection engineering as a discrete engineering discipline is a prime goal. Engineering disciplines exist because there is a special body of knowledge based on the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering science and economics. The chapter strives to facilitate sharing of sound engineering experiences and knowledge between its members and the fire protection community in general with an active program of education and scholarship activities


Membership Applications

The SFPE is dedicated to teaching its members in most every aspect of Fire Protection and is able to meet the challenge of providing the data you need to survive in the Fire Protection Industry now and into the future.

All you need do is apply for membership and let us do the rest. Take that step into your future!

Membership Application

Student Application

Dues Notice Form

Chapter Documents

SFPE Constitution and By Laws

Officer Roles and Responsibilities