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U.S. Fires in "Board and Care" Homes Matrix Display of Selected Fatal Fires. Special Analysis.


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Hall, J. R., Jr.

NIST GCR 93-627; 106 p. April 1993.

Sponsor:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB93-198869

Keywords:

board and care homes; building codes; building construction; building fires; death; egress; evacuation; exits; fire investigations; fire protection; human behavior

Abstract:

This report presents available information on 57 fatal U.S. fires occurring during 1971 to 1992 and recorded in the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA's) Fire Incident Data Organization (FIDO) as fires of technical interest in "board and care" homes. It is an update of a report prepared in 1990 and adds nine incidents to that earlier study. It is part of a larger project on fire safety in board and care homes. The information has been organized into three tables. Included is information on: death tools, construction details, code compliance, occupant behaviors, fire development and building fire protection systems.