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Combining Statistics and Case Studies to Identify and Understand Deficiencies in Fire Protection

Johansson, Nils LU ; Van Hees, Patrick LU and Särdkvist, Stefan (2012) In Fire Technology 48(4). p.945-960
Abstract
Over the years, much information has been gathered about fires in fire

investigation reports and statistics. This information may have been collected nationally by an agency or an insurance company, or locally by the local rescue service.

The information thus gathered can be used to learn from these fires and thereby lead

to improved fire safety in buildings. This paper describes a method for discovering

technical deficiencies in the fire safety of buildings. The method offers a means of

analysing several fires systematically with the aim of identifying factors characteristic

of a problem in the system studied. In this paper, the method is illustrated through a

study of severe fires in... (More)
Over the years, much information has been gathered about fires in fire

investigation reports and statistics. This information may have been collected nationally by an agency or an insurance company, or locally by the local rescue service.

The information thus gathered can be used to learn from these fires and thereby lead

to improved fire safety in buildings. This paper describes a method for discovering

technical deficiencies in the fire safety of buildings. The method offers a means of

analysing several fires systematically with the aim of identifying factors characteristic

of a problem in the system studied. In this paper, the method is illustrated through a

study of severe fires in school buildings in Sweden. The aim is to discover the underlying factors that cause some fires to grow and become severe. The method is considered a useful tool for discovering the underlying factors to or causes of fires. (Less)
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Fire investigation, Fire statistics, Case study, Fault tree method
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Fire Technology
volume
48
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4
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945 - 960
publisher
Kluwer
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0015-2684
DOI
10.1007/s10694-012-0255-z
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English
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  abstract     = {Over the years, much information has been gathered about fires in fire<br/><br>
investigation reports and statistics. This information may have been collected nationally by an agency or an insurance company, or locally by the local rescue service.<br/><br>
The information thus gathered can be used to learn from these fires and thereby lead<br/><br>
to improved fire safety in buildings. This paper describes a method for discovering<br/><br>
technical deficiencies in the fire safety of buildings. The method offers a means of<br/><br>
analysing several fires systematically with the aim of identifying factors characteristic<br/><br>
of a problem in the system studied. In this paper, the method is illustrated through a<br/><br>
study of severe fires in school buildings in Sweden. The aim is to discover the underlying factors that cause some fires to grow and become severe. The method is considered a useful tool for discovering the underlying factors to or causes of fires.},
  author       = {Johansson, Nils and Van Hees, Patrick and Särdkvist, Stefan},
  issn         = {0015-2684},
  keyword      = {Fire investigation,Fire statistics,Case study,Fault tree method},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {945--960},
  publisher    = {Kluwer},
  series       = {Fire Technology},
  title        = {Combining Statistics and Case Studies to Identify and Understand Deficiencies in Fire Protection},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10694-012-0255-z},
  volume       = {48},
  year         = {2012},
}