Kemano Fire Studies - Part 1: Response of Residential Smoke Detectors

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 108
Physical description82 p.
SubjectSmoke detection
AbstractNRC's Fire Risk Management Program has completed an experimental study of smoke-alarm response in residential dwellings, using the unique opportunity of the Kemano Public Safety Initiative. Working with the Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada, NRC conducted a series of full-scale fire detection experiments in Kemano, a deserted town in northern British Columbia. This study has produced experimental data that can be used to analyze the impacts of type, number and location of smoke-alarms on fire detection time, to improve relevant codes/standards, and ultimately to make better use of current smoke-alarm technology to safeguard Canadians and their homes against fires.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number15031
NPARC number20378519
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-10-03
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