JAFPE : Japan Association of Fire Protection Engineers



The Japan Association of Fire Protection Engineers (JAFPE) is a society of "people responsible for fire protection", whose aim is to contribute to safety in the event of a fire and/or an earthquake by widely raising awareness of fire protection and disaster prevention for citizens, as well as enlightening awareness of fire protection engineering. We also aim to improve the skills and ethical standards of fire protection engineers





NEWSJanuary 18th, 2021

2021General meeting and Fire engineering Seminar

General meeting will be held February 5th as web conference. As a quorum consist of a majority of the members, we expect your attendance.
After the general meeting, we will have a Seminar titled “Fire protection design of accommodation in suburban area with void space”. This is the presentation of the case study by SFPE Japan chapter for 13th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods to be held in Auckland, New Zealand.

NEWSDecember 22nd, 2020

Activities of WG for the safety of Capsule Hotel

WG for the safety of Capsule Hotel kas been concluding the former research as a draft report this year. The draft report will be finished by the end of this year. The seminar about this draft report for members will be held till next spring. The result of the discussion will be reflected to the final report.

NEWSDecember 22nd, 2020

Result of SFPE election

・President Kiyoshi Fukui[Board of Director]・・・・・・・・・Not Elected
・Ai Sekizawa[Nominating Committee for election]・・・・・・Elected

Most of the elected Board of Director are from the United States mainland and only one is from SFPE Europe. Another strategy might be necessary to make sure the relationship between chapters in Asia and SFPE headquarter.

NEWSNovember 18th, 2020

JAFPE Visits On-line a New Wood Building of Sumitomo Forestry in Tsukuba

JAFPE members are invited to visit on line a new wood building at Sumitomo Forestry in Tsukuba, Ibaragi. Wood is used all round the three-story green building with an inner court taking light and fresh air into all parts of the place: info gallery, offices, and meeting rooms. Performance based design made possible exposed wood in the interior: the underside of CLT floor decks, laminated posts and beams along the perimeter, and checkerboard-shaped LVL blocks with prestressing to form the structural core and cover the inner court space. The meeting will be held on line according to JAFPE’s Covid-19 health and safety principles at 18:00 on Monday, December 14, chaired by JAFPE President Fukui, and attended by people at Sumitomo and others committed to the project.

NEWSAugust 13th, 2020

safety design guideline for small elderly facilities was published

Fire safety design guideline for small elderly facilities ―Common knowledge for designers, operators and staffs― was published by Architectural Institute of Japan. Most of the co -author of this book are the members of our society.

Fire safety design guideline for small elderly facilities
This book was based on the research activity of WG for evacuation safety of elderly facilities and schools. This research was honored as the educational prize of Architectural Institute of Japan 2014.

This book addresses following issues.

・Establishment of the design method of fire and evacuation safety taking into consideration of life style of the residents, care activities by staffs and emergency response.

・Common resource about fire and evacuation safety for all who concern with this type of facilities such as government staffs (welfare, building safety and fire safety) owner, operator and staffs of such facilities.

Most of the co -author of this book are the members of our society.

Detailed information by AIJ: https://www.aij.or.jp/books/productId/635502/