Life or Death: Human Behaviour in Fire
Loss of life in fires can often be attributed to the decision making and actions of people prior to, and/or during, the fire.
During this meeting Dr. McConnell will explore the understanding of the behaviours of both individuals and groups in a fire.
This knowledge gained help us design buildings and systems that increase the chances of survival during fire.
With reference to previous disasters and ongoing research, Dr McConnell will explore our understanding of:-
- how and why we might behave in a particular manner,
- whether our behaviour is predictable and
- how current understanding of people behaviour can influence the design of buildings and create fire safety awareness for all in our community in an effort to reduce fire deaths.
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