This afternoon at the Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Application conference (SUPDET) in Orlando, attendees recieved an overview of projects at the Fire Protection Research Foundation, both recently completed detection and alarm research projects, as well as current and planned initiatives.
- Development of a Risk-Based Decision Support Tool to Assist Fire Department in Managing Unwanted Alarms (overview from NFPA's Research & Analysis division)
- Performance Objectives for Light Sources Used in Emergency Notification Appliances
- Validation of Modeling Tools for Detection Design in High Air Flow Environments, Phase 1
Current and planned projects
- Validation of Modeling Tools for Detection Design in High Air Flow Environments, Phase 2
- Parameters for Indirect Viewing of Visual Signals Used in Emergency Notification
- Best Practice Guidance for Emergency Messaging in the Fire Alarm Context – Year 3
The Research Foundaion is also planning research on:
- Applying Reliability Based Decision Making to ITM Frequency for Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
- Development of a Quantitative Risk Assessment Methodology for Mass Notification Systems
- Fire Detection in Warehouses, Phase 2 (See Phase I report.)
Attendees then engaged in a small group work to brainstorm to come up with a list of potential research projects. The results of the break-out group discussions will be included in the SUPDET proceedings, which will be published in about a month.