Essays about: "fire"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 640 essays containing the word fire.

  1. 1. Reaching Those ‘Out-of-Reach’: An Explorative Case-Study of Fire Prevention in Vulnerable Urban Communities within Copenhagen.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Riskhantering (CI)

    Author : Aron Fransson; [2021]
    Keywords : Fire Prevention; Fire Rescue Services; Risk Communication; Fire Governance; Urban Vulnerable Communities; Community Risk Reduction; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Considering the nature of vulnerability to fires and at-risk groups, the issue is arguably a social problem where spatial analysis has allowed for a greater context, beyond the individual, to be analyzed. Furthermore, reports from fire rescue services of local safety concerns and the convergence of interest between different stakeholders has made communities disposition to fire safety increasingly relevant. READ MORE

  2. 2. Heritage on Fire – Complexities, Potential Solutions and Current Regulations: An Exploratory Study

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Brandteknik

    Author : Bianca Coutinho; [2021]
    Keywords : Fire safety; heritage on fire; fire safety in heritage; historic buildings; heritage buildings.; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : This study aims to investigate, understand and explore issues related to the appropriateness of the existing fire protection solutions in historical buildings and their effectiveness in avoiding catastrophes. Therefore, recent papers, case studies, statutory documents, and guidelines are reviewed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Strength of axially loaded screw joints in wooden structures exposed to fire : An overview of existing knowledge and proposal for test method

    University essay from Luleå tekniska universitet/Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser

    Author : Emma Wiklund; [2021]
    Keywords : Fire; Wood; Screws; Strength; test method;

    Abstract : Today, distinct approaches are required when designing timber structures and their joints in the event of fire. Considering that the steel fasteners have temperature dependent properties and that the surrounding wooden construction is also affected by the fire due to occurrence of charring during fire exposure, these types of joints are complicated to design. READ MORE

  4. 4. Established forest firefighting techniques: A qualitative review of practices among the Swedish fire services.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Brandteknik

    Author : Muhammad Humza Khan; [2021]
    Keywords : Forest fires; firefighting techniques; Scientometric analysis; Effectiveness; Questionnaire; Direct attack; Indirect attack; Firelines; Prescribed burning; Aerial firefighting; Flanking; Hot-spotting; Cold trailing.; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Methods and equipment used for fighting forest fires are different from the ones used in urban fires. Generally, the wildfires are intense, require more resources and tend to spread rapidly. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Susceptibility of the Circumpolar North to Zombie Wildfire : An Exploratory Case Study of Sweden

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Miljövetenskap

    Author : Stephanie Louise Hurst; [2021]
    Keywords : Wildfire; zombie fire; overwintering; holdover; carbon cycle; climate change; Circumpolar North; Sweden; Skogsbrand; zombiebrand; övervintrande; kolcykel; klimatförändring; Cirkumpolär Norr; Sverige;

    Abstract : Climate change is warming the North and exposing its immense carbon stores not only to wildfire disturbances, but overwintering, or zombie, fire. These remnants of summer fires can spend months smouldering under the surface, hidden under the protection of layers of snow, burning through immense amounts of carbon, which is then released into the atmosphere, further exacerbating climate change. READ MORE