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Fallstudie av allvarliga dödsbränder - En undersökning av bostadsbränder där två eller fler människor omkommer

Edvardsson, Göran LU and Gelotte, Åsa LU (2012) In LUTVDG/TVBB VBRM01 20112
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Fire Protection Engineering 3,5 years
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Abstract (Swedish)
This report contains an analysis of major fatal fires. The analysis is carried out using the methodology in the conference article "Learning from real fire incidents - A methodology for case studies." The methodology is used to systematically introduce, analyse and draw joint conclusions of the various events. The aim is to find the key factors leading to the development of the events, in this case major fatal fires.
The analysis of fatal fire investigations found that the common to almost all major fatal fires in the survey, is that homes have no smoke detectors. Up to 68% of the homes in the fatal fire investigations had either no smoke detectors present or they did not work. This confirms the correlation between the statistics, that if... (More)
This report contains an analysis of major fatal fires. The analysis is carried out using the methodology in the conference article "Learning from real fire incidents - A methodology for case studies." The methodology is used to systematically introduce, analyse and draw joint conclusions of the various events. The aim is to find the key factors leading to the development of the events, in this case major fatal fires.
The analysis of fatal fire investigations found that the common to almost all major fatal fires in the survey, is that homes have no smoke detectors. Up to 68% of the homes in the fatal fire investigations had either no smoke detectors present or they did not work. This confirms the correlation between the statistics, that if a fire is not detected in time, it often has serious consequences. It was also found that in 37% of the cases, alcohol was involved, often in combination with social and societal factors. The authors suggest a series of measures to reduce the risk of fires developing into major fatal fires. Among these are home visits from the fire department or cooperating agency to provide information on fire safety and to identify risk groups, increase the number of functioning smoke detectors and increase the passive fire protection in homes. (Less)
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author
Edvardsson, Göran LU and Gelotte, Åsa LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Case study of severe fatal fires – An investigation of residential fires where two or more people are killed
course
VBRM01 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Fire, safety, fatal fires, smoke detectors, alcohol, residential buildings, brand, säkerhet, dödsbränder, brandvarnare, alkohol, bostäder
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB
report number
5375
ISSN
1402-3504
language
Swedish
id
3165424
date added to LUP
2012-11-12 11:02:34
date last changed
2014-03-10 10:40:43
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  abstract     = {This report contains an analysis of major fatal fires. The analysis is carried out using the methodology in the conference article "Learning from real fire incidents - A methodology for case studies." The methodology is used to systematically introduce, analyse and draw joint conclusions of the various events. The aim is to find the key factors leading to the development of the events, in this case major fatal fires.
The analysis of fatal fire investigations found that the common to almost all major fatal fires in the survey, is that homes have no smoke detectors. Up to 68% of the homes in the fatal fire investigations had either no smoke detectors present or they did not work. This confirms the correlation between the statistics, that if a fire is not detected in time, it often has serious consequences. It was also found that in 37% of the cases, alcohol was involved, often in combination with social and societal factors. The authors suggest a series of measures to reduce the risk of fires developing into major fatal fires. Among these are home visits from the fire department or cooperating agency to provide information on fire safety and to identify risk groups, increase the number of functioning smoke detectors and increase the passive fire protection in homes.},
  author       = {Edvardsson, Göran and Gelotte, Åsa},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {Fire,safety,fatal fires,smoke detectors,alcohol,residential buildings,brand,säkerhet,dödsbränder,brandvarnare,alkohol,bostäder},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB},
  title        = {Fallstudie av allvarliga dödsbränder - En undersökning av bostadsbränder där två eller fler människor omkommer},
  year         = {2012},
}