Fire Protection Research Foundation to Host Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SUPDET 2013) February 26 – March 1, 2013 Doubletree Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL

January 14, 2013 – The Fire Protection Research Foundation’s 17th annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SUPDET 2013) will be held February 26 through March 1, 2013 at SeaWorld’s Doubletree Orlando.

This year’s agenda will feature more than 25 papers addressing the latest developments, advances and research on topics including:

  • The latest in detection research, a new strategy to address the unwanted alarm issue, and detection of wildland fires
  • The latest in sprinkler protection strategies, and flammability testing for high-hazard challenges, including lithium ion batteries
  • The latest in clean agent technology research, including a case study on a Halon replacement system at a military jet engine test facility

Aimed at professionals in the fire alarm, suppression and emergency communication industries, the symposium provides attendees the opportunity to exchange ideas, innovations and current research information. Attendees will have the option to choose between the Detection and Signaling Program or the Suppression Program.

In addition, a special Suppression Research Charrette (PDF, 61 KB) is being planned for February 27, which all SUPDET 2013 registrants are invited to attend. The Charrette will feature several interactive sessions focused on solutions to protection challenges, including an examination of water mist as an equivalent protection solution to sprinklers for selected suppression scenarios.

Symposium and workshop attendees will be eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Please contact Eric Peterson at +1 617 984-7271 for more information or register online.

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. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at

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