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Prototype Methodology for Fire Hazard Analysis.

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Peacock, R. D.; Bukowski, R. W.

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). Building Our Professional Heritage--Protecting Our Nation's Resources. Professional Development Conference and Exposition, 29th. June 24-27, 1990, Washington, DC, Am. Soc. of Safety Engineers, Des Plaines, IL, 20-37 pp, 1990.

Fire Technology, Vol. 26, No. 1, 15-40, February 1990.


hazard analysis; methodology; fire models; expert systems; evacuation; fire safety; computer programs; occupants


The first version of a method for predicting the hazards to occupants involved in a building fire is described. The method and available computer software, called HAZARD I, can predict the time varying environment within a building resulting from a specified fire; the locations and actions of occupants; and the impact of the exposure of each of the occupants to the fire products in terms of whether the occupants successfully escape, are incapacitated, or are killed.