Fires in Residential Environments

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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Author: Ragnar Andersson, Per Nilsen

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Author: Petra Andersson, Silvia Arias, Magnus Arvidson, Håkan Frantzich, Ida Larsson, Frida Vermina Lundström, Daniel Nilsson, Marcus Runefors

Bostadsbränder i bostadsområden

Author: Nicklas Guldåker, Per-Olof Hallin, Jerry Nilsson

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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

Author: Petra Andersson, Nils Johansson, Michael Strömgren

International Fire Death Rate Trends

Author: David Winberg

Egendomsskydd vid brand i flerbostadshus

Author: Max Coxner, Mathias Dalgren Wikland

Varför omkommer det fler personer i bostadsbränder i Finland än i Sverige?

Author: Linus Östman

Brandskydd i flerbostadshus – En utvärdering av tekniska brandskyddssystem

Author: Erik Lundborg, Annie Martinsson

Influence of Building Structure and Building Content on Residential Fires

Author: Hilco Hiemstra

Felträdsanalys för spisvakter

Author: Lars Strandén

Publisher: MSB

Year: 2018