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The collection of pre-evacuation times from evacuation trials involving a Hospital Outpatient area and a University Library facility

The collection of pre-evacuation times from evacuation trials involving a Hospital Outpatient area and a University Library facility

Gwynne, S., Galea, E.R., Parke, J. and Hickson, J. (2003) The collection of pre-evacuation times from evacuation trials involving a Hospital Outpatient area and a University Library facility. In: Fire Safety Science: Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium. IAFSS Symposiums (7). International Association for Fire Safety Science, Greenwich, London, UK, pp. 877-888. ISBN 0954534808 (doi:10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.7-877)

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Abstract

This paper presents data relating to occupant pre-evacuation times from a university and a hospital outpatient facility. Although the two structures are entirely different they do employ relatively similar procedures: members of staff sweeping areas of the structure to encourage individuals to evacuate. However, the manner in which the dependent population reacts to these procedures is quite different. In the hospital case the patients only evacuated once a member of the nursing staff had instructed them to do so while in the university evacuation the students were less dependent upon the actions of the staff with over 50% of them evacuating with no prior prompting. Although this data may be useful in a variety of areas, it was collected primarily for use within evacuation models.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Fire Safety Science: Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium
Additional Information: [1] This paper was first presented at the Seventh International Symposium (Symposium 7) on Fire Safety Science, held from 16-21 June 2002 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. [2] This paper was given within the Human Behavior Data Section of the Symposium.
Uncontrolled Keywords: data collection, pre-evacuation, evacuation trial, evacuation models
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:01
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/691

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