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Human behaviour in fire

Human behaviour in fire is the study of human response when exposed to fire and other similar emergencies in buildings, structures and transportation systems.

The primary aim of human behaviour research, and its translation into practice, is to minimise the risk to people from fire.

It includes an understanding of peoples' awareness, beliefs, attitudes, motivations, decisions, behaviours and coping strategies and the factors that influence them.

This is achieved by generating and collecting quantitative and qualitative data and information on human responses which can be used to develop human fire response theory for use in performance based regulatory systems, computational models, fire safety engineering design, fire safety education and management.