Guide to Human Behavior in Fire (2nd Edition)

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Publisher: SFPE Publish Date: 2019
Pages: 159 ISBN: 978-3-319-94696-2


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The Second Edition of SFPE's Engineering Guide: Human Behavior in Fire distills the most relevant science and research into a consensus-based guide whose key factors and considerations impact the response and behavior of occupants of a building during a fire event.

Updates have been made to the following topics:

  • Incapacitating effects of fire effluent
  • Toxicity analysis methods
  • Occupant behavior scenarios
  • Movement and behavioral models
  • Egress model selection, verification, and validation
  • Estimation of uncertainty and use of safety factors
  • Enhancing human response to emergencies notification of messaging