The International Association for Fire Safety Science has published conclusions from the European stakeholder meeting organised on 3rd December 2018, with support from pinfa. IAFSS has agreed to “craft a Mission statement for communication with the Commission and the Fire Science Community”. The objective is to make Europe the world leader in resilience to climate-induced wildland fire and in innovation in fire-safe and sustainable materials, systems and buildings. The vision is that fire safety should “become an enabler of an envisaged future”, a “force for good” that is an integral part of societal prosperity and progress (including new products, technologies or materials). Key challenges noted are the need for agreed benchmarks and data, as well as a lack of awareness of fire safety. The idea to promote the establishment of a European Fire Safety Agency was discussed. The conclusions propose key words, actions and obstacles identified by the meeting during breakout groups, with the themes of sustainability, health, society resilience showing as shared priorities.
IAFSS European stakeholder workshop on fire safety, Brussels, 3rd December 2018 (with pinfa support) https://iafss.org/2018/12/19/iafss-workshop-to-define-a-fire-safety-mission-for-europe/