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 still on the rise in our area, the officers and board have decided to continue meeting virtually via zoom for the foreseeable future.  When conditions improve and an effective vaccine has been able to be widely distributed, we will re-evaluate shifting back to an in-person monthly meeting.


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 11/17/2020)


November Meeting Presentation

Please click on the PDF link below to view the presentation given by Jason Singh with United Fire Protection on the importance of pipe corrosion and its effects on fire protection systems.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Jason, his contact information is located on the first slide of the presentation below. 

Please see an update from former member Bill Aaron below:

Engineered Corrosion Solutions (ECS) believes that education is a vital part of the fire sprinkler industry’s fight to mitigate corrosion in the fire sprinkler systems, as well as, improve then image of the fire sprinkler industry. As a result of ECS’ focus on education, ECS established ECS University for the specific purpose of educating the fire sprinkler industry on the science of corrosion and corrosion management. ECS University started with in-person classes in October of 2018 and added virtual classes in June of 2020. The next phase is ECS University “On Demand” program which will allow attendees to learn on their schedule from either a computer or their smart phone. ECS University Online “On Demand” program launched December 1, 2020.


ECS has the ability to develop presentations and sessions specifically for you and your members. We can offer presentations for Chapter meetings as well as in depth training sessions both in-person and virtually.    


Please contact me to discuss developing a program specific to your members and together we can improve our industry.




Bill Aaron

Director of Training


Engineered Corrosion Solutions

“The De Facto Standard in Fire Sprinkler Corrosion Control”



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