The causes of fire fatalities and serious fire injuries in Scotland

Fire fatalities in Great Britain have gradually been decreasing over the last three decades but have now plateaued. This first phase of a research study investigating fire fatalities and serious injuries in Scotland has identified the types of people most…

Spot fires – a dynamic interaction

New research is developing the first two-dimensional fire-simulation model that can operate in faster than real time, while incorporating intrinsic, fire-line dynamics. A pioneering Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC project has highlighted the role pyroconvective interactions and spot-fire dynamics play…

Understanding preventable residential fire fatalities

More than one residential fire-related death occurs every week in Australia – deaths that are preventable. New research shines a light on the vulnerable groups most at risk. On average, more than one preventable fire-related death occurs in a residential…

Joint efforts for fire safety

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and Efectis Group has signed a mutual Memorandum of Understanding in order to jointly support sustainable fire safety and fire research in society contributing with top-level expertise and innovation to industry, regulators, universities and other…

Mountain waves and extreme fire behaviour

One of the most challenging situations in fire management is when relatively non-threatening weather conditions are expected, but a severe fire eventuates. These situations can result in significant loss of property or even life. Identifying the cause of such incorrect…

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