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, on March 5 through 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.


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, contact Eric Peterson at (617) 984-7271.