European Fire Safety Alliance (EurFSA) has published a ten-point “action plan” for fire safety to respond to the challenges of our ageing population (and the objective of living safely at home), the energy transition and the Green Deal.
The ten actions proposed are:
- Establish a European approach to improve the fire safety of the most vulnerable
- Introduce an EU fire safety standard for upholstered furniture and mattresses
- Increase application of smoke detectors
- Improve the functioning of LIP (lower ignition propensity) cigarettes
- Address fire risks of new energy systems
- Raise fire safety awareness through community fire safety projects
- Research into fire safe behaviour
- Put in place coherent EU fire data collection
- Widen the EU FIEP (Fire Information Exchange Platform)
- Improve Member States and industry cooperation on market surveillance
The Action Plan was developed from outputs of the first European Fire Safety Week participants, November 2019, and questionnaire responses from 336 fire safety experts.
European Fire Safety Action Plan, March 2020 https://www.europeanfiresafetyalliance.org/publications/10-actions-that-will-improve-fire-safety-in-europe/
50 minute video showing the development of smoke from burning furniture, presentation of 19 controlled fire tests, 2019 “Practical research on smoke propagation (Oudewater experiments)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MTOcGTOryU