Ontario fire loss statistics for the risk-cost assessment model

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20358665
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada; Volume 622
Physical description61 p.
SubjectFire; Fire
AbstractFire loss statistics at the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office in Toronto were retrieved to find relevant data for the risk-cost assessment model which is being developed at the National Fire Laboratory. The risk-cost assessment model is a computer model that can be used to assess the cost effectiveness of fire safety provisions in highrise buildings. Statistical data needed include the probabilities of fire starts: the types of fire; the effectiveness of alarm and sprinkler systems in saving lives; and the response and set-up time of fire departments. The determination of set-up time was carried out in a separate study through collaboration with Ontario fire departments. The present report documents and discusses the findings of these two studies.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierIRC-IR-622
NRC number4010
NPARC number20358665
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Record identifierf5f8ae49-4325-4cec-bbac-ca35e9152bec
Record created2012-07-20
Record modified2017-05-23
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