Fires in Residential Environments
Brandforsk initiated a preliminary study that was reported in 2010 and in it it was clear that the level of knowledge about residential fires is too low. Above all, there was a lack of information and analysis of which individuals are affected and which behaviors cause fires where people are injured or killed.
Annually, an estimated 24,000 fires occur in homes in Sweden, and the municipal rescue service is alerted to just over 6,000 of these. The number of deaths has not changed significantly in the last twenty years despite efforts such as fire alarms, fire extinguishers and information campaigns. The National Strategy aims to reduce the number of people killed and injured in fires, as well as to increase fire protection in homes and increase knowledge of how to act in the event of a fire.
In 2013, MSB invested 23 million for the next five years in developing new knowledge about why there are fires in housing. Now we see the results of the research effort.
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An evalutation of residential sprinklers and water mist nozzles in a residential area fire scenario
Author: Magnus Arvidsson
Characteristics of fatal residential fires in Sweden
International Fire Death Rate Trends
Author: David Winberg
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Author: Linus Östman
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Influence of Building Structure and Building Content on Residential Fires
Author: Hilco Hiemstra
Felträdsanalys för spisvakter