Determination of Behavior Response Patterns in Fire Situations, Project People II. Final Report. Incident Reports August 1977-June 1980.
Determination of Behavior Response Patterns in Fire
Situations, Project People II. Final Report. Incident
Reports August 1977-June 1980.
Bryan, J. L.; DiNenno, P. J.; Milke, J. A.
NBS GCR 80-297; 234 p. December 1980.
Sponsor:National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB81-224545
doors; evacuation; fire alarm systems; fire departments;
fire extinguishers; fire investigations; hospitals;
nursing homes; nursing staff; smoke; smoke detectors;
This report is a summary and initial analysis of the
sixty-five fire incidents included in the study
population of Project People II. The fire incidents
have been analyzed to present in tabular form the
descriptive characteristics of the facilities with the
construction, interior finish, and fire zone features
shown. Staff and fire department behavioral actions
were summarized and are presented in another table, with
the number of persons evacuated, the means of evacuation
table, with the number of persons evacuated, the means
of evacuation, the extinguishment behavior, the closing
of doors and the ventilation of smoke through the
facility windows. The fire protection features of the
facilities are presented in a third table. The
sixty-five fire incidents included in this summary
occurred between August 10, 1977 and June 25, 1980. The
facilities involved in the incidents have primarily been
health care facilities in accordance with the objective
of the research study, with twenty-five nursing home or
convalescent center and thirty-three hospital incidents.
In addition, two schools, two high rise apartments, two
university dormitories and one correctional institution
fire incidents were included due to the extensive
evacuation behavior. The abstract of each fire incident
report is presented with the diagrams of the maximum
fire and smoke development in the realms and the
movements of personnel in the survey of the facility and
interviews with critical fire department, staff and