Study of the Occupants' Behaviour During the 2 Forest Laneway Fire in North York, Ontario January 6, 1995

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada; Issue 705
Physical description74 p.
SubjectHuman behaviour
AbstractThe study of occupant behaviour during a fire incident is one of the best ways for researchers to learn about the impact of human factors on the circumstances and outcome of a fire. The victims of a fire are prime witnesses; they can easily describe their perception of the event, their interpretation and their reactions during the fire. The data gathered in a human behaviour study can provide extremely valuable and uniqueinformation to researchers, code developers, enforcement officials and public safety officials. Such findings will enhance their understanding of the conditions encountered in the building at the time of the fire, the behaviour of different occupants during the event and the rationale behind their decisions and can result in improved codes, regulations and practices to prevent future occurrences of this type.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5874
NPARC number20375960
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Record created2012-07-23
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