The SFPE Chesapeake Chapter has been serving the Fire Protection Community in the Metropolitan Washington DC and Baltimore areas since its founding in 1956.


The purpose of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members, and to foster fire protection engineering education.  The Society supports the development of the annual Professional Engineer licensing exam in fire protection and the grading of those exams under the auspices of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.  Volunteer committees and task groups work under the Society’s auspices to further advance the state of the art. The Society’s activities include a series of educational seminars and short courses, technical symposia and conferences, books and publications designed to advance the state of the art of fire protection engineering, and provide technical information to the fire protection community.

Are you interested in learning more about your Chesapeake chapter?  Contact us by email at to learn more about how you can become involved.  Take advantage of this opportunity to spread awareness for our industry while networking with your peers.

View our recently updated Bylaws here.


Help the chapter support the field of fire safety by making a donation that will contribute directly to student scholarships. All funds are 100% spent on furthering education in fire safety.

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Officers and Board Members

Noah Ryder, P.E.
Fire & Risk Alliance, LLC.

Renato Molina, P.E.
Vice President
Coffman Engineers

Tom Layton, P.E.

Steve Whitman, P.E.
Jensen Hughes

Brandon Parson
Executive Board Member

Bryan Derr
Executive Board Member
Coffman Engineers

Adam Graybeal, P.E.
Executive Board Member
Koffel Associates

Alyson Blair, P.E.
Executive Board Member

Past Presidents

Alyson Blair, P.E.
Fire Protection Engineer


Frank Murphy, P.E.
Fire Protection Engineer


Moriel Kaplan, P.E.
Fire Protection Engineer


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3106 JM Patterson Bldg
College Park, MD, 20742