Code Council, SFPE collaborate on key strategic initiatives
The International Code Council and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) are working together on key strategic initiatives to expand services offered to the membership of both organizations. The partnership will facilitate fire protection design education and application and improve public safety nationwide. Under this new agreement, SFPE will offer International Code Council members a discounted rate on its six new online training seminars.
“Fire protection is a crucial part of building safety and code compliance,” said International Code Council CEO Rick Weiland. “Performance-based fire protection designs are being used more and more. The Code Council’s relationship with SFPE allows us to further the science of fire protection engineering and provide code officials with the technical assistance needed to review and evaluate these designs.”
SFPE’s web-based training courses include the Code Official’s Guide to Performance-Based Design, Fire Alarms Course for Fire Service/Fire Prevention Officer Training, Human Behavior in Fire, Principles of Structural Fire Protection, Sprinkler Course Fire Service/Fire Prevention Officer and Principles of Fire Protection Engineering. International Code Council members pay the lowest price available for these courses. In addition, the Code Council’s Governmental Members will be able to receive the SFPE member magazine Fire Protection Engineering at no cost.
Other areas of cooperation include the joint development and distribution of new publications and training, the exchange of technical articles and the promotion of each other’s products and services.
“The new SFPE and Code Council initiatives will enhance the already strong working relationship between our members,” said SFPE Executive Director David Evans. “Knowledge gained will facilitate the use of science and technology to protect people and property from fire around the world.”
The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.
Organized in 1950, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers is the professional society for engineers involved in the field of fire protection engineering. The purposes of SFPE are to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering, maintain a high ethical standing among its members and foster fire protection engineering education. SFPE’s worldwide members include engineers in private practice, in industry and in local, regional and national government.