Aims and Objectives
 

The main aim of this research is to build on the work by the CLG and investigate the value and effectiveness of prevention and protection measures and activities used in commercial, public and heritage buildings with the view of improving decision making on the allocation of resources within the context of IRMP.

The measurable objectives of the research are:

  1. Review existing fire prevention and protection measures used in the built environment.
  2. Identify existing evidence bases to assess the effectiveness of prevention and protection measures in the built environment.
  3. Investigate the effects of fire and rescue service resource allocation on safety and loss.
  4. Develop a methodology for decision making regarding the allocation of resources for fire safety interventions in the built environment.
  5. Develop a methodology for the evaluation of the cost effectiveness of prevention and protection measures used in the built environment.
  6. Integrate the above methodologies within the Fire Service Emergency Cover used for the development of IRMPs
  7. Evaluate the further developed FSEC toolkit.