Research Projects

Brandforsk has financed hundreds of projects over a 40 year time period and with our help, research and development within the field of fire protection science has made big advances.

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Exposure of modern compartment fires to facades

Fire spread through façades is a key feature of many high-consequence fire incidents with exceptionally difficult suppression challenges, often involving unproportionate damages and high fatality risk. Unlike many other aspects of fire safety, the framework for assessing the façade performance is far from harmonized …

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Home care and fire safety, from the home care service’s perspective

When the elderly live in so-called ordinary housing, ie. in their own homes and not in special homes, the building legislation presupposes that the people in the event of a fire can put themselves in safety. This insight has led to training initiatives and information campaigns in recent years often being directed at this group …

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How many people die in smoking-related house fires, really?

Smoking has long been known as one of the dominant risk factors for dying in house fires and especially when combined with old age. Given that the number of elderly people is expected to increase significantly in the coming years, the number of fatalities can also be expected to increase …

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Preventing and Managing Accidents in Low Socio-Economical Areas: Further Development and Evaluation of the Concept of First Response Volunteers in Suburban Areas – CIP

In the future, the fire rescue services and other emergency response organizations, will to an increasing extent need support from the civil society in handling accidents and crises. In excluded areas, civil volunteers (Swedish abbreviation: CIP) can contribute to increased safety, security and prevention of crime in their local community …

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A Follow-Up on Measures to Limit the Consequences of Arson in School Buildings

Anlagda skolbränder, av i synnerhet unga brandanläggare, har ansetts vara ett problem i Sverige åtminstone sedan sekelskiftet. Under 2008-2012 genomfördes ett större forskningsprogram för att undersöka detta problem och komma med rekommendationer till åtgärder. Under forskningsprogrammets gång minskade antalet anlagda skolbränder, men sedan 2012 har antalet ökat till samma höga nivå som tidigare.

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