Efficiency of Fire Protection Devices in Buildings: Evidence from Response data
AbstractThis study investigates the effectiveness of fire protection devices, such as smoke detectors, portable fire extinguishers, automatic fire alarms, sprinklers etc., in different types of buildings in Sweden. It contributes two aspects not taken into account in other studies of the effect of fire protection devices. First, response time is taken into account and, second, multiple fire protection devices are considered together. The results show that, for most types of buildings, automatic alarms directly connected to fire and rescue services are important in reducing the number and spread of fires. Smoke detectors and portable fire extinguishers are important fire protections in residential buildings, which normally do not have automatic alarms.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, Karlstad University in its series Karlstad University Working Papers in Economics with number 6.
Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 04 Jun 2012
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smoke detector; sprinklers; alarm; fire; cost-benefit; effectiveness;
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- H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
- I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
- K32 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Environmental, Health, and Safety Law
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- NEP-ALL-2012-06-13 (All new papers)
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- Jaldell, Henrik, 2005. "Output specification and performance measurement in fire services: An ordinal output variable approach," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 161(2), pages 525-535, March.
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