U.S. Fires in "Board and Care" Homes Matrix Display of Selected Fatal Fires. Special Analysis.
U.S. Fires in "Board and Care" Homes Matrix Display of
Selected Fatal Fires. Special Analysis.
Hall, J. R., Jr.
NIST GCR 93-627; 106 p. April 1993.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB93-198869
board and care homes; building codes; building
construction; building fires; death; egress; evacuation;
exits; fire investigations; fire protection; human
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.