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The Effect of Alcohol Upon Response to Fire Alarm Signals In Sleeping Young Adults

Ball, Michelle and Bruck, Dorothy (2004) The Effect of Alcohol Upon Response to Fire Alarm Signals In Sleeping Young Adults. In: Human behaviour in fire : public fire safety - professionals in partnership ; 3rd international symposium, September 2004, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. Interscience Communications, London, pp. 291-302. ISBN 9780954121662

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Abstract

Fire fatality statistics compiled throughout the United States and Australia clearly show that being asleep in a residential home is a serious risk factor for death resulting from a fire. However the likelihood of death occurring is affected by more than simply time and place. Analysis of the characteristics of both victims and survivors reveal that age is a significant risk factor, with the likelihood of fatality increased for both the very young, and the very old.

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Conference proceedings, Europa Hotel, Belfast, UK, 1-3 September 2004.
Also cited as "The effect of alcohol upon response to different fire alarm signals"

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID7919, fires, residential homes, deaths, fatalities, risk factors, smoke alarms, alcohol, intoxication, mortality rate, alarm signal design, public awareness, campaigns
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
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Depositing User: Mr Angeera Sidaya
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2014 05:31
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/446
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