Fire Protection Research Foundation to host symposium on fire suppression, detection and signaling

Published on January 18, 2012

Emergency communications strategies to be featured

January 18, 2012 – The Fire Protection Research Foundation’s 16th annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications symposium (SUPDET 2012) will be held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, on Monday, March 5 through Thursday, March 8.

Aimed at fire detection, suppression and emergency communications systems professionals, the symposium provides attendees the opportunity to exchange ideas, innovations and current research information. Attendees have the option to choose between the Detection and Signaling Program or the Suppression Program.

All SUPDET 2012 attendees are also invited to attend a free half-day Emergency Communications Workshop focused on emergency messaging, which will involve the development of emergency messaging templates that serve as the technical basis for explanatory material in the next edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.

Attendees of the symposium and workshop will be eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

This year’s agenda will feature 30 presentations featuring the latest developments and current research in key areas including:

  • New detection technology
  • Approaches and human response to emergency/mass communication with a focus on high risk groups
  • New developments in water-based suppression systems
  • Environmental regulations and new fire suppression agents
  • Applications/case studies
  • High challenge commodity protection – new research on lithium ion batteries, aerosols and other hazards

For more information and to register online, contact Eric Peterson at +1 617 984-7271.

About the Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Fire Protection Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates research on a broad range of fire safety issues in collaboration with scientists and laboratories around the world. The Foundation is an affiliate of NFPA.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

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