GE unveils $500,000 fire research facility

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, July 3, 2008

BRADENTON, Fla.--GE Security on July 1 unveiled its $500,000 state-of-the-art Fire Detection Research Center at its global headquarters here. The laboratory, which will be used for the development and testing of fire detection technologies, was in development for three years.
"The new fire detection research center is the launch pad of our new sensing technology and global product platform," Erina Nichols, GE Security's organizer for the event told the Bradenton Herald. "Within the facility, we are going to continuously test and improve the performance and reliability of our life safety products."
The lab will create fire simulations to test its products as well as assist in the development of new products.
Chief executive officer Dean Seavers was joined by U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Sarasota) for the fire simulation and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility.