Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SUPDET)

Since 1997, the Research Foundation has organized SUPDET®, an annual symposium which brings together leading experts in the field of fire protection engineering for the purpose of sharing recent research and development on techniques used for fire suppression, detection, and signaling. These events are generally attended by a variety of fire protection professionals, such as engineers, researchers, insurers, designers, manufacturers, installers, and AHJs. 

September 17-20, 2019
Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown
1450 Glenarm Place
Denver, Colorado

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The Fire Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Conference (SUPDET 2019) will address the latest developments in research, technology, and applications for the fire protection community.

See the program (PDF), which will cover the following topics:


Detection and Signaling:
  • Multiple sensor and multiple criteria based fire detection
  • Power over ethernet and emerging technologies
  • Home smoke alarm applications
  • Use of data to improve performance/effectiveness
  • Wildfire applications
  • Advancements in protection of high hazard commodities
  • Developments to address environmental concerns
  • Protection of Li-Ion battery energy storage systems
  • Reliability and maintenance of systems (including remote maintenance)
  • Advancements with gaseous and clean agents
Special workshop

All attendees are invited to a workshop on “Automatic and Remote Testing and Remote Monitoring of Fire Protection Systems." (PDF)




Thank you to our sponsors:


Siemens      Victaulic      Viking        NFSA         WJE             


Zurich       Fire & Risk Alliance      UL      Gentex


Proceedings from past SUPDET Symposia 

20182017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014