LIFE OR DEATH: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN FIRE

Mc Connell, N. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Description

Loss of life in fires can often be attributed to the decision making and actions of people prior to, and/or during, the fire. The talk will explore the understanding of the behaviours of both individuals and groups in a fire.

Knowledge gained help us design buildings and systems that increase the chances of survival during fire.

With reference to previous disasters and ongoing research, the talk explored our understanding of how and why we might behave in a particular manner, whether our behaviour is predictable and how current understanding of people behaviour can influence the design of buildings and create fire safety awareness for all in our community in an effort to reduce fire deaths.
Period15 Aug 2019
Degree of RecognitionRegional

Keywords

  • Human Behaviour
  • Fire
  • Safety