Playing with fire : why people linger in burning buildings

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TypeArticle
Journal titleASHRAE Journal
Volume45
IssueJuly 7
Pages3335; # of pages: 3
SubjectFire
AbstractSmoke does not turn people back. Although most building occupants know that smoke kills, they often move through the smoke instead of away when evacuating a burning building. Studies show occupants behave differently during a fire event than traditionally anticipated by HVAC designers and fire protection engineers.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number46619
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NPARC number20378910
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Record created2012-07-24
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