Conference on Fire Suppression, Detection, and Signaling Research Slated for March 2014

The Fire Protection Research Foundation is accepting papers for its annual Fire Suppression, Detection, and Signaling Research and Applications Conference, scheduled for March 4-7, 2014, in Orlando, Florida. The Foundation is an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The conference will address the latest developments in research, technology, and applications for the fire protection community. This year, the event is co-locating with the International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference, which is hosted by the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida on March 3-5.

Industry professionals, researchers and academics are encouraged to submit papers focusing on new developments in the following areas:

Detection and Signaling:

  • Multiple Sensor-Based Fire Detection
  • Smoke Characterization
  • Human Response and Emergency Communications
  • Wayfinding and Signaling
  • Wildfire Applications
  • Computer Modeling of Detection Applications


  • Advancements in Protection of High Hazard Commodities
  • Environmental Regulation and Suppression Technologies
  • Performance of New Technologies and Systems
  • Computer Modeling of Suppression Applications
  • Wildfire Applications

All abstracts must be received by e-mail to no later than October 15, 2013. A special edition of NFPA’s peer reviewed journal Fire Technology will publish selected papers from the conference. Visit the Foundation website at for submission details and event updates.