Structure fires crisis mitigation, prevention and protection



  • exchanging views across borders,
  • analysing the gaps in the tools they need to operate
  • prioritising future R&D efforts


Main areas


The structure fires group will tackle the mission of extinguishing, mitigate the risk of, prevent and protect from fires involving any man-made building and structure.

Challenges to be tackled include:

Mitigation: real time intelligent warning systems; situational awareness with regard to location of people (outdoors and indoors); trustworthy fire and fire product (e.g. smoke plume ) propagation models; kit needed to safely counteract critical fires into confined spaces and high rises.

Prevention: improving emergency procedures through better understanding human behaviour; scenario building for fire and fire product propagation; impact of extinguishing systems; human behaviour simulation;

Protection: predicting fire behaviour over different materials and using different extinguishing systems; energy efficiency; fire safe building materials; intelligent fire detection systems; integration of intelligent exit signs with real time simulation of fire propagation based on detector’s data.

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