Fire protection engineering (also known as fire engineering or fire safety engineering) is the application of science and engineering principles to protect people and their environments from the destructive effects of fire and smoke.  The discipline of fire protection engineering includes, but is not exclusive to: 

Active fire protection - fire suppression systems, and fire alarm. 

Passive fire protection - fire and smoke barriers, space separation. 

Smoke control and management

· Building design, layout, and space planning

· Fire prevention programs.

Fire dynamics and fire modeling

· Human behavior during fire events.

Risk analysis, including economic factors.

 

In practice, fire protection engineers typically identify risks and design safeguards that aid in preventing, controlling, and mitigating the effects of fires. Fire protection engineers assist architects in evaluating buildings' life safety and property protection goals. FPEs are also employed as fire investigators, including such very large-scale cases as the analysis of the collapse of the World Trade Centers. NASA uses fire protection engineers in its space program to help improve safety.

 

CAREER INFORMATION.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers—FPE Profession                www.sfpe.org/profession.aspx

Wikipedia                                                                            www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/fire_protection_engineering

 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

Delaware Technical and Community College                              www.dtcc.edu

University of Maryland                                                                 www.umd.edu

Eastern Kentucky University                                                        www.eku.edu

Worcester Polytechnic Institute                                                    www.wpi.edu

California Polytechnic State University                                        www.continuing-ed.calpoly.edu/fpe.html

Bates Technical College                                                                www.bates.ctc.edu

Senecac College, Toronto, Canada                                                  www.senecac.on.ca/fulltime/FPN.html

American Fire Sprinkler Association                                           www.firesprinkler.org/training/index.html

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