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Residential Fire Safety

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Maximizes reader understanding of the human perspective – not only technical or medical

  • Organizes in one place the latest research on an urgent problem

  • Appeals to a broad audience of engineers, fire service personnel, health practitioners and policymakers

Part of the book series: The Society of Fire Protection Engineers Series (SFPES)

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About this book

This book provides a comprehensive overview of deaths and injuries from residential fires as well as the most up to date information on evidence-based approaches to reduce this problem. The volume serves as a guide for professionals working in the field of fire prevention and as a textbook for instruction in universities and fire service schools.  The authors’ interdisciplinary approach, where public health methodology is combined with fire protection engineering, medicine, and policy science, is quite distinctive outside of the technical literature devoted to larger scale fire events. Traditional textbooks on fire protection tend to describe the problem as purely technical, whereas in essence it is a problem of human vulnerability. In this book, readers will find lucid and rigorous descriptions of various risk groups and effective preventive measures that are effective, both in general and with respect to the different risk groups. They will also find work processes to facilitate risk reduction.  Summarizing state-of-the-art knowledge and giving guidance for the future, both in terms of preventive efforts and ongoing research, Residential Fire Safety: An Interdisciplinary Approach, is ideal for students, educators, and practitioners of residential fire protection.



  • Residential fires
  • Fatal fires
  • Non-fatal fire injuries
  • Prevention
  • Targeted intervention
  • Injury pyramid
  • Sociodemography
  • Vision zero policy
  • Evidence-based
  • Residential fire risk groups
  • Fire prevension

Editors and Affiliations

  • Division of Fire Safety Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

    Marcus Runefors

  • Division of Risk and Environmental Studies, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden

    Ragnar Andersson

  • Swedish Fire Research Foundation, Brandforsk, Stockholm, Sweden

    Mattias Delin, Thomas Gell

About the editors

Marcus Runefors is with the Division of Fire Safety Engineering, Lund University, Sweden.

Ragnar Andersson is with the Division of Risk and Environmental Studies, Karlstad University, Sweden.

Mattias Delin is with Brandforsk – the Swedish Fire Research Foundation, Sweden.

Thomas Gell is with Brandforsk – the Swedish Fire Research Foundation Sweden. 

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
This title has not yet been released. You will be able to pre-order it soon.