Society of Fire Protection Engineers

Greater St. Louis Chapter

Welcome to the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers website.  To find out what is happening with our chapter, take a look at the latest edition of our Burning Issue monthly newsletter or our Calendar of Events.  Currently, there are several seminars planned for this region over the next several months.

For students pursuing the study of fire protection engineering, or a related field of engineering, we have two annual scholarships available.  Scholarship applications are due by April 15th of the year.

For professionals we have monthly meetings which occur on the third Monday of each month with the exception of June, July, August, and December.  Our monthly meetings provide an opportunity to meet other similarly minded professionals while staying abreast of the latest technologies and concepts in the fire protection community.  For retired professionals, your membership dues are waived.  If you are interested in joining the Greater St. Louis Chapter of SFPE see the membership page.

If you are interested in presenting a topic, or know of someone who is interested in presenting at one of our monthly meetings, please contact the Vice President, Holly Olsen, at  

Thank you for visiting!

COVID-19 Update
The Greater St. Louis Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers greatly values our members and our community and we prioritize safety for all those involved.  With coronavirus cases just beginning to level off in our area, the officers and board have decided to continue meeting virtually via zoom for the remainder of this term (2020-2021).  This will mean that we won't have a chapter field trip this year so all remaining meetings will be online.  Since vaccines are beginning to be issued throughout the country, we hope to return to our in-person meetings in September.


Thank you for your patience during this time and if you have any questions, please reach out to any of the officers and we will do our best to address your concerns.(updated 1/19/2021)


April Meeting Presentation

Please click on the PDF link below to view the presentation given by Laura Frye Weaver with the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) 

Laura Frye Weaver, DHI - Door Security + Safety Professionals

Laura Frye Weaver, DHT, DAHC, DHC, CSI, CDT, CSS, CFDAI is the Vice-President of Education and Certification for the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI), the VP of Technical for the Door Security and Safety Foundation (DSSF), and a Fire & Egress Door Assembly Inspector.  Laura has over 30 years’ experience in the Door, Frame and Hardware Industry, is active in building code development and is an instructor for DHI teaching advanced curricula. She presents and advocates on behalf of the Foundation promoting secure and safe openings that enhance life safety through awareness and education to the building design, code authority, and facility management communities. 


Laura Frye Weaver, DHI/DSSF

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