On July 1, 2023, the International Society of Fire Protection Engineers announced on their official platform that the SFPE Hefei Student Chapter emerged as an outstanding contender among the 122 chapters worldwide, earning the prestigious Gold Award for Chapter Excellence in 2023. This accolade is bestowed upon the most exceptional chapters within the realm of fire safety, representing a distinguished accomplishment in a global context.
In this year's competition, a total of 53 chapters were recognised, with 19 of them attaining the coveted Gold Awards. Notably, the Hefei Student Chapter clinched the Gold Award for the very first time since its establishment in 2021. The Hefei Student Chapter has been collaboratively engaged with many international institutions, aiming to foster connections and knowledge exchange among students and researchers in the field of fire safety. Their aim is to construct a high-quality platform that facilitates direct communication between undergraduate and graduate students in Anhui, as well as distinguished international engineers and scientists, fostering a robust network for the advancement of fire safety expertise.