Research poster presentation: A Decision Support Tool for Fire Safety Designers and Rescue Services
Yesterday, during the fourth day of the 11th International Symposium of Fire Safety Science, I presented my poster contribution entitled A Decision Support Tool for Fire Safety Designers and Rescue Services. I focused on the model’s content, assumptions and capabilities and there were a number of people showing an interest in the work and future development.
In my point of view, the model really will be valuable both for fire safety designers and rescue services, either in the early planning phase of underground transportation systems or during the planning of rescue operations in these facilities. I also think that is why I really like working within this project; producing something that (at least I strongly believe) will be of great value to end users, independent of whether that is fire protection engineers or fire fighters.
I want to be clear with the fact that this is a simple model, intended to give rough predictions of different fire scenarios that may occur in different tunnels; road or rail. It is not to be treated as an alternative to more complex fire- and evacuation simulations/models, but a complement.
I will surely write more about the progress in this blog as the work proceeds, but please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments related to the tool. Until then, you can find the high resolution version of the paper below!