European Fire Safety Week 2021 - WEBINAR #4

Realise EU-Wide data on residential fires
|| Thursday, December 2nd, 10h00 – 12h00 (CET)

The focus of the webinar is how to help to implement the results of the EUFireStat project after this is finished in 2022. This will be done by given examples of good practises of the use of data. The subject fits in the action points of Focus Area 5 of the European Fire Safety Action Plan.

Program & recordings



Rene Hagen EuroFSA
Rene Hagen The Netherlands Professor of fire safety, member core group European Fire Safety Alliance

Data on domestic electrical fires: a trigger point for a successful awareness campaign

Olivier Tissot France Manager at the European Copper Institute (ECI), coordinator of the secretariat of Forum for European Electrical Domestic Safety (FEEDS)

When the Forum for European Electrical Domestic Safety (FEEDS) was founded in 2001, there was strong clues that electrical safety was a matter of concern in Europe but no data were available to consolidate the statement. Only few local campaigns, at member state level, started at that time. In 2017, based on a new set of data, a fresh impetus was given to the Forum with the aim to act at European level to engage more member states into to fight against obsolete electrical installation.

Take home message

  • In Europe 30% of all domestic fires have an electrical source and 50% of accidental domestic fires have an electrical source
  • Electrical installations require inspection regime at member state level to tackle this major source of domestic fires in Europe
  • Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is a key opportunity to address electrical safety concerns

Analysis of spatial-temporal distribution of fire hazard in apartment buildings

Mirjana Laban Serbia Associated proffessor, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department for Civil Engineering and Geodesy

The analysis of spatio-temporal distribution of fire occured in multi-storey residential buildings in Novi Sad (2011-2013) is presented: includes basic indicators of frequency, time and place of fire occurrence. Statistical data was transformed in the fire hazard map by using QGIS, a free and open source Geographic Information System, which enabled futher research and more liable data as well as easy data sharing with authorities and residents. Based on these results, city areas with the most frequent fire events were identified and the Fire department was able to organize educational drills in targeted urban areas and buildings.


'9 out of 10’ Cats say install a smoke alarm!

Shane Lyons Irland Business development manager, El Electronics

Using data to improve Residential Fire and Gas Safety.




EUFireStat: the European fire statistics project

Mohamad El Houssami France Project manager, Efectis

This presentation provides a glance of the results obtained during the first year of the European fire statistics project. After analysing the current practices in the different countries, several important variables that need to be collected were carefully chosen. A detailed analysis has been performed to investigate how to properly define and collect these variables across Europe in a harmonised way, with the ultimate goal to support fire safety and prevention efforts of Member States.


Discussion and questions


Closing remarks

Rene Hagen The Netherlands Professor of fire safety, member core group EuroFSA