As you might have heard by now this site is all about promoting fire protection by sharing best practices and bringing together a community of experts from different backgrounds. As part of that goal I'm happy to announce the overall Top Ten Contributors to the Daily Forum for 2019:
On behalf of MeyerFire & all of us on the forum, thank you for your valued and regular input on the forum! The great conversations here do nothing but all of us in the industry learn and grow.
Top Contributors for 2019 each have been sent a plaque (like the one shown above) as a small token of appreciation.
I'm working on a project and need your very brief help. This link has a four-questions that take only 30 seconds to answer. It'll be a huge help for me on this project and in improving the site going forward.
As a thank you for completing the survey I'm doing a drawing for a 1-Year Toolkit Subscription and a Free Copy of the 2018 PE Prep Guide (it's great as a reference book). This drawing is free and no purchase is required. Answer the four-questions here:
From Joe: I haven't had as many questions posted recently by members, so if you have a question you'd like to see posted on the Daily forum, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks & I look forward to hearing from you!
Interested in getting the Toolkit and access to all of our tools? Along with printable, downloadable calculators, members also have access to the Sprinkler Database and beta test the new Pump Database.
A kickoff typically implies something fun, like a football game or a concert event. Most people studying for the PE Exam don't exactly look forward to spending time learning and reading through the summer. I get it.
My hope is to make the studying less painful and a little fun. Here's what is coming your way from this site in 2018:
DAILY QUESTIONS RETURN
A popular resource for examinees and experts alike returns June 1st - our Daily Problem series. This is a separate subscription from the Weekly Blog. If you're interested in updating your subscription preferences, signup here and check which series you would like to receive.
2018 PE PREP GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE
The 2018 PE Prep Guide is in, and now shipping worldwide. It's my most popular and best-selling resource for Fire Protection PE Exam Prep. If you're taking the SFPE PE Online Review Course, you'll see it regularly used throughout the curriculum.
If you're interested, the 2018 Guide is on sale for one more day - get 15% off when you order on or by Friday, May 25th.
Over 85% of last year's users said they used the PE Prep Guide on over half of the actual PE Exam problems. The 2018 Edition has multiple updates geared to help you pass the exam.
2018 WEEKLY EXAM SERIES STARTS JUNE 4TH
Looking for extra practice? The Weekly Exam Series is your ticket to regular practice that simulates actual exam conditions. It's a series of 20 mini exams that simulate the Fire Protection PE Exam in a weekly, 1-hour session.
Track your progress like never before - new this year - not only will you see your results each week compared against peers, but you'll see your results compared to those who passed and did not pass last year's exam. Track your progress each week and see where your results project on the actual PE Exam.
This year I'm thrilled to also offer repeatable, unlimited on-demand practice. For no additional cost you'll be able to take unlimited 1-hour mini exams that pulls from the largest test bank of fire protection questions currently available. This new feature begins in July.
See more about the Weekly Exam Series here.
This post-exam survey is the single-most helpful way we gather feedback from the exam. Last year's survey contributed major helpful tips that we incorporated into this year's prep guide. We are constantly trying to improve our questions, prep guide, and other online material to help you pass.
If you have just taken the PE Exam, please take just a few minutes and give us your feedback through this quick survey. If it doesn't appear below, you can view the complete survey here.
Thank you in advance for your feedback!
It happened again this year. In talking with a colleague about studying for the PE Exam this October this week, he expressed regret about just now getting materials in line to begin to tackle exam prep. I can completely sympathize as beginning the slow climb of the PE mountain can seem daunting, and I felt exactly the same way when I started preparing for the exam.
Perhaps the beginning of the SFPE Online Review Course this past week signals the official start of PE Prep season, or maybe it is because here we jumped the gun a little early this year and have a handful of practice problems already published.
But late start? Come on, it's the middle of July!
Over half of our surveyed examinees from last year didn't even begin to study until July & August.
Does it hurt to get started studying earlier in the year? No, of course not. But in no way does beginning exam prep in July and August doom someone to fail the exam.
One of the most common questions that we hear is simply "how much time or effort does it really take to pass the exam?"
And the answer is 182 hours.
No, no, just kidding. As we detail in the 2017 Prep Guide of course there's not a precise answer as it varies between each person's experience level, test taking ability, and the effort and quality of practice. While the amount of time studying is important, the quality of preparation and intentional practice can be far more important.
What we set to create this year was a way to check how your prep effort is comparing, in real time, to others who are taking the test this fall. Passing the exam is not a simple "the top 62% will pass" each year, but in retrospect if someone happens to land somewhere in that top range, it is probably a safe bet he or she will pass the exam.
The Weekly Exam Series helps to answer the need for additional practice, simulates the pace of the exam, and finally offers some indication of "am I preparing well enough?". If you are a new user and considering joining, do know that July is a perfect time to get started. We're offering a free, no-strings-attached 2 week trial for new users if you sign up this July. Just select the 2-Week Trial on our Weekly Exams page here.
Please do know that it is certainly not too late to get started preparing for the PE Exam. We are thrilled you're here.
Welcome to the 2017 PE Prep Season! While that's not actually a real term, we do get excited around here about it. If you're preparing for the Fire Protection PE Exam this fall, you have come to the right spot. If you're hanging around to quiz yourself or are just interested in the content, you are also most certainly welcome!
We plan to issue PE Exam Sample Problems daily throughout this summer to (1) offer more practice to test preppers and to (2) test new problems and problem concepts. We greatly appreciate the continued feedback we receive on problems as they debut.
Thanks for subscribing with us, we're glad you're here!
We are constantly trying to improve our questions, prep guide, and other online material to help users prep for and pass the PE Exam. Please take just a few minutes and give us your feedback through this quick survey. You can see the complete survey here. Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Although I'm nowhere close to perfect in creating prep material, I have thoroughly enjoyed constructing this year's set of daily practice problems and I sincerely hope they have been beneficial and helpful to you.
If you haven't already, consider subscribing to the blog which will provide visual details and more in-depth study on focused fire protection subjects. This kicks off again in November.
Thank you to those who have already provided feedback about the prep guide and the website, it is greatly appreciated. In the coming weeks I'll send a brief survey to gather constructive feedback so that all of these tools can be improved moving forward.
Thanks and all the best to those taking the exam tomorrow!
We are excited to announce that the 2016 MeyerFire PE Prep Guide has launched!
The 2016 Prep Guide This Prep Guide is specifically designed to help you pass the 2016 Fire Protection Principles of Engineering (PE) Exam. It contains:
+ Over 150 of the most important formulas for the exam
+ Specific page references to 2016 referenced materials for variables, formulas, and example problems
+ Symbols list and unit conversion table
+ A full-length, 80 question, peer-reviewed sample PE exam with thoroughly worked solutions
This guide does not contain introductory and overview learning material which is already available within the required reference materials. Instead, this prep guide provides the most critical formulas and practice to help you efficiently prepare for the exam and quickly capture solutions on the exam itself.
We are excited to be back for the 2016 prep season to gear up for the Fire Protection PE Exam this fall. Last year we debuted 80 new sample exam questions posted on the website and sent to those who subscribed daily, followed by worked examples. We plan to do the same now through October with a fresh set of problems.
Additionally, we are greatly looking forward to the release of the 2016 MeyerFire PE Prep Guide on June 27th. Within it contains a full-length peer-reviewed practice exam and over 150 of the most important formulas with references specific to the 2016 exam. It was designed and built to be page-for-page the best help and value for taking this exam. More information will follow about the guide here and on our Blog.
I would like to welcome you to this year's daily sample problem edition - please subscribe to the daily problems if you haven't already, and as always please feel more than welcome to post your solutions and discussion points in the comments section of the problem itself. Best of luck to you!
We are excited to be brining 80 Sample PE Problems in 80 days, officially beginning Monday, June 29th, 2015 and running all the way through Friday, October 16th, 2015. We'll post a problem a day each weekday with the answer updated on the same post the following weekday.
Problems will cover the topics tested by the Fire Protection PE Exam, and comments will be available below each question for further dialogue. Bookmark this page and let us know your thoughts!
Subscribe and learn something new each day:
Thank You to Our Top
October '20 Contributors!
Sprinkler Designer or Engineer?
Get all of our tools, including the Sprinkler Database, Friction Loss Calculator, Fire Pump Analyzer and more:
Daily discussions are open-ended fire protection, fire alarm, and life safety questions submitted anonymously for the benefit of sharing expertise and learning from other perspectives. Anyone can submit a question here:
2020 PE Prep Guide
PE Prep Series
2020 PE Prep Series
(Click to enlarge)
Visit July-October for daily Fire Protection PE Exam sample questions.
Solutions are posted the day after posting.
Comment with your solutions, questions or clarifications.
Please note that questions posted are unofficial and in accordance with NCEES rules are intended to be similar to actual exam questions, not actual exam questions themselves.