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

Published on January 12, 2010
High challenge warehouse protection to be featured

January 12, 2010 – The Fire Protection Research Foundation will be hosting SUPDET 2010, the 14th annual technical working conference on suppression, detection and signaling research and applications, in Orlando, Fl., February 16 through 19. Professionals working in the areas of fire detection, suppression and signaling will join together to share new information, innovations, and updates on ongoing research. Research is applied to real-world applications as symposium attendees explore new documentation in designs, approvals, and codes.

The Fire Protection Research Foundation is an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

This year’s program (PDF, 30 KB) will bring research from 34 compelling projects into practice, including the following program features:

  • An engineering workshop on innovative fire protection design concepts for high challenge warehouses and other suppression detection sessions on the topic.
  • A special session on research at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
  • New smoke alarm studies from U.S. and international research organizations.

Other symposium topics include:  mass notification, the human dimension of emergency communication, developments in extinguishing mechanisms, emerging technologies, and unique applications.

In conjunction with SUPDET, a half day NFPA seminar on Applying NFPA 13 Requirements for Protection of Storage is being offered.The seminar will illustrate the concepts and requirements for automatic sprinkler systems in the 2010 edition of NFPA 13 and how they apply to storage occupancies.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be credited for symposium and seminar attendance.

Research Foundation contact: Eric Peterson +1 617 984-7281

About the Fire Protection Research Foundation
 Fire Protection Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates consortium-funded 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.

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