Fires in Residential Environments – 17th October 2018

You can download all the presentations from the results seminar on 17th October 2018 here.

The Social Dimensions of Fires and Personal Injuries
Everyone can be affected by fire, but the outcome in terms of the severity of the fire and the personal injuries varies to a great degree with social circumstances, both those of the individual and the socio-economical area. What conclusions can we draw from these insights when it comes to the future focus on fire safety measurements?

Rescue operations – Effectiveness and Room for Improvement
A shorter response time should result in more lives being saved or more serious injuries being avoided in residential fires. What does the response time connection look like and how many lives does the fire and rescue service actually save in residential fires? Is it beneficial and cost effective to work with new models for first response, for example cooperation with security guards?

Fire Protection Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow                                
Traditionally, fire protection was focused on preventing cities from burning down, this then moved to protecting buildings. However, in order to reduce the number of deaths and injuries in fires, efforts are required inside homes and on an individual level.  Which measures are effective?

Systematic Preventive Work against Residential Fires
Preventive work against residential fires will be increasingly important in the future with a culturally heterogenous and ageing population. How can fire preventive work be carried out in an effective way and integrated with other systematic fire protection work?

Money Talks – the Cost of Damages and Preventive Measures              
Improved fire protection does not come for free. What does it cost and who should pay?

Data Collection, Statistics and Quality                                         
According to the zero vision, no one should need to die or be seriously injured in a fire, but how many are actually killed or seriously injured every year? Can we trust the numbers? How do we define ‘seriously injured’? Systematic safety work assumes that we can keep track of the statistics and can follow the development over time.

Utility Analysis of Stove Guards and Portable Sprinkler Systems in Residential Fires
The majority of those who are killed as a result of fires are in their own homes, slightly over 80% of the total number of deaths a year. The percentage has been relatively constant in the last few years even though the number of deaths in fires has reduced over a longer time period. However, there is an interest in further reducing the number of deaths in residential fires through the installation of technical systems. The most common measurement to reduce fire-related deaths is the installation of fire alarms in homes.