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Fire Protection Engineering magazine is published quarterly by SFPE and is available exclusively to SFPE members. 


Digital edition (member login required)


Archive of 2001- 2015 issues (1999-2001 archives coming soon)


Submission Guidelines

You are invited to submit articles that:

  • Provide information about new fire protection design methods;
  • Describe use of the latest fire protection technologies;
  • Examine current code-related issues; or
  • Improve readers' professional knowledge and marketability.

Fire Protection Engineering will consider timely, authoritative feature articles covering the following topics:

  • Building systems
  • Codes & standards
  • Education
  • Egress
  • Fire detection and signaling systems
  • Fire dynamics
  • Fire testing
  • Hazardous materials
  • Human behavior in fires
  • Industrial fire protection
  • Licensure and professional issues
  • Models
  • Performance-based design
  • Process safety
  • Risk analysis
  • Research
  • Smoke control
  • Special hazard fire suppression
  • Structural fire protection
  • Transportation
  • Water supplies
  • Water-based suppression

The following types of articles will be considered:

  • Full features (approximately 3,000 words in length)
  • Short features and detailed case studies (approximately 2,000 words in length)
  • Short case studies (approximately 500 words in length)

The magazine will also consider news releases concerning issues, trends, events and research affecting the profession.

To be considered for publication, articles submitted should be free of commercial bias and should provide fresh insights that are sound and relevant to practicing fire protection engineers. Articles should describe problems and solutions from which readers can learn. Descriptions of solutions should clearly communicate lessons learned-how-to insights deduced from experience and explained through examples. 

Authors are asked to comply with the Style Sheet for Fire Protection Engineering. Articles submitted should cite authoritative references whenever applicable. 

All articles accepted will be reviewed by the magazine's editorial board. Authors will be asked to respond to any comments that are provided by members of the editorial board. All articles accepted will be published with the understanding that publication has been approved by the necessary authority. 

Send Your Articles To:

Chris Jelenewicz, P.E., FSFPE

Technical Editor 
Fire Protection Engineering Magazine
9711 Washingtonian Blvd, Suite 380

Gaithersburg, MD 20878 USA

Tel: 301-718-2910


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