Nowadays, smoke is the biggest danger to fire. Not only this is true for fires in residential buildings, but most certainly for seniors complexes. What should the elderly do if a fire breaks out and it is difficult for them to quickly escape? Under what circumstances can they stay safe in their apartment? How long does it stay smoke free? This summer, the Netherlands Fire Service and the Fire Service Academy (IFV), in cooperation with international colleagues and experts, investigated this in a series of large-scale practical experiments.
In a former residential care centre, 20 experimental fires have been investigated for the degree of smoke spreading and the contribution of fire preventive solutions to prevent this spread of smoke. Various forms of fire-fighting have also been carried out to investigate whether smoke dispersal can be restricted. For every experimental fire, a sofa in an apartment was ignited. The purpose of the experiments was to get answers to questions about escape possibilities, survival opportunities, stay-put advices, smoke separations and firefighting tactics. The experiments are worldwide unique with a large policy, scientific and practical value, not only for the fire service, but also for municipalities, housing and care corporations and the legislator.
During the Seminar on smoke spread in residential buildings, the Netherlands Fire Service Academy (IFV) will deliver the first results of these experiments so that they can be discussed with an audience of fire safety experts.
Come and join us for a unique overview of the test results to prevent smoke spreading in residential buildings and engage with the directly involved research leaders.
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Date –> Thursday 21st November 2019 | 13:30-15:30
Location –> L42 | Rue de la Loi 42, 1040 Brussels