Internet tool for controlling domestic fire risks

Tuula Hakkarainen, Hanna Hykkyrä, Kimmo Kauvo, Tuomo Rinne, Kati Tillander

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    An Internet tool “Palovara” has been developed at VTT for assessing and controlling domestic fire risks. Its main purpose is to improve fire safety attitudes at homes and to support the national initiative to reduce fire risks to private citizens. “Palovara” consists of three parts: a questionnaire on fire risks at home, a collection of Internet links to fire safety information, and fire simulations illustrating the development and spread of fire and smoke. The questionnaire responses have been analysed to detect weaknesses in domestic fire safety and focus areas for improvement measures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationScientific activities in Safety & Security 2009
    EditorsVeikko Rouhiainen
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


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