The station nightclub fire - An analysis of witness statements

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.10-197
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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleFire Safety Science
Conference10th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, 19 June 2011 through 24 June 2011, College Park, MD
ISSN1817-4299
Pages197209; # of pages: 13
SubjectContent analysis; Egress; Human behavior; National Fire Protection Association; National Research Council of Canada; Pyrotechnic devices; Route choice; Fires; Research; Behavioral research
AbstractPyrotechnic devices activated in a small nightclub ignited a fire that killed 100 people and injured at least 200 others in February, 2003. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) undertook a research project to study the behavior of building occupants in this incident as they evacuated the building. The analysis was based on a content analysis of witness statements collected by various police agencies after the fire. Statements were available from 355 survivors present in the building at the time of the fire. This paper summarizes their reactions and responses, exit route choices and travel paths. © 2011 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR FIRE SAFETY SCIENCE.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC)
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