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Evaluation of the Responsiveness of Occupants to Fire Alarms in Buildings: Phase 1

Fire Protection Research Foundation report: “Evaluation of the Responsiveness of Occupants to Fire Alarms in Buildings: Phase 1"
Authors: Bryan L. Hoskins, P.E., Ph.D. and Nicholas Mueller
Date of issue: March 2019

 

The Fire Protection Research Foundation’s Detection and Alarm Research Council research planning meeting 2016 indicated that people not responding to alarms in buildings was highlighted as a high priority topic that need to be studied. This project is phase 1 effort of the ‘Evaluation of the Responsiveness of Occupants to Fire Alarms in Buildings’ with an overall goal of developing guidance for best practices on emergency notification of occupants in buildings.