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About Us

We are all about Fire Protection research and education

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The FPE department conducts outreach to local K-12 students and the community, including a new program for high schoolers: 'Introduction to Math and Physics through Fire Dynamics.'

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Team Mulciber

Our student wood-stove competition has been featured by National Geographic and Popular Mechanics

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FPE Research

The FM Global Fire Phenomena Laboratory is used for education and research

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FPE holds several events each year. See what is coming up!


Save the Date! 2014 FPE Alumni Dinner
Event will be held June 10 in Las Vegas. More»

Fire Tornado! 4/16 on Discovery Channel in Canada, 4/23 on Science Channel in U.S.
FPE professor Michael Gollner featured in "Forces of Nature" week on Daily Planet. More»

Smithsonian Secretary Clough To Deliver Special Lecture at UMD
Secretary Wayne Clough will discuss "Why the Smithsonian Matters" More»

FireTEC Feeds



UMD Fire Protection Engineering Alumni Dinner
June 10, 2014 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Border Grill Las Vegas, lower level bar and dining room More»

Aerotek Information Session
April 16, 2014 5:00 p.m. 1202 Glenn L. Martin Hall More»

Curriculum Vitae & Resume Writing for Graduate Students
April 17, 2014 1:00 p.m. 1131B Martin Hall; Sign up at; More»


Position Available for Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Professor

Winter 2013 edition of Flashpoints, the FPE mini-newsletter

Job Listings

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering provides the sophisticated technical tools needed to safeguard lives and property from fire. Our department supports its deep connection to the current worldwide professional needs of Fire Protection Engineering while promoting an advanced research program that allows us to meet the challenges of future technological development. The department offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Faculty members are active in a variety of research and outreach programs. We welcome you to join us in solving these vital social and technical problems.