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The Vulnerability of Compulsive Hoarders to Residential Fire Fatality: A Qualitative Enquiry

Iyer, Ravi and Ball, Michelle (2010) The Vulnerability of Compulsive Hoarders to Residential Fire Fatality: A Qualitative Enquiry. In: Papers and posters accepted for presentation: 8th Asia-Oceania Symposium for Fire Science and Technology. Dlugogorski, Bogdan Z and Kennedy, Eric M and Thomas, Ian, eds. Asia-Oceania Association for Fire Safety and Technology.

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Abstract

One in four people killed in accidental residential fires in the Melbourne metropolitan region can be linked directly to compulsive hoarding behaviors. The aim of the present study is to identify those characteristics of compulsive hoarding that make these individuals particularly vulnerable to death in residential fires.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID19664, human factors, risk assessment, forensics, Melbourne, compulsive hoarding behaviour
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
FOR Classification > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering
SEO Classification > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 24 May 2013 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2013 07:44
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/10199
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