Response to fire alarms

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Journal titleFire Protection Engineering
IssueWinter 33
Pages814; # of pages: 7
Subjecthuman behaviour, alarm, response; Fire alarm response
AbstractThe way people respond to a fire alarm depends on a number of factors. One of the key factors is the type of building where the alarm is activated. Frequently, a fire alarm activated at home will lead to a very fast response by the occupants. In comparison, the response in an assembly building could be expected to be slow, and in some instances, occupants may completely ignore the signal and pursue their activities.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number49272
NPARC number20377141
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Record created2012-07-24
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