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Discussion of the wildfire problem kicks-off the last day of the 2015 SUPDET Conference in Orlando

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Mar 20, 2015

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At the Fire Protection Research Foundation’s 2015 Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications (SUPDET) symposium in Orlando, Florida, NFPA's associate engineer, Daniel Gorham, gave a presentation on the wildfire problem across the U.S. Below is a recap of that presentation from my colleague Jesse Roman's blog post: SUPDET 2

In his presentation,"Application of Fire Protection in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Design: Hazard Definition and Review of Current Practices," Gorham outlined the growing problem of wildfire and why trained fire protection engineers have to be part of the solution.

“The knowledge gap is huge,” he said, speaking of what is currently known about wildfire behavior. “We are starting to understand that FPEs need to have a role here. FPEs have the tools and skill sets to contribute and we are starting to close that (knowledge) gap and gain momentum.”

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