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
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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