Fire Department Response Model (FDRM) and Fire Department Effectiveness Model (FDEM) Theory Report

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-842
Physical description14 p.
AbstractAs Canada and other countries move from prescriptive-based building codes to performance/objective-based codes, new design tools are needed to demonstrate that compliance with these new codes has been achieved. One such tool is the computer model FiRECAM?, which has been developed over the past decade by the Fire Risk Management Program of the Institute for Research in Construction at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). FiRECAM? is a computer model for evaluating fire protection systems in residential and office buildings that can be used to compare the relative expected safety and cost of candidate fire protection options.The purpose of this document is to describe two sub-models of FIERAsystem, namely, the Fire Department Response Model (FDRM) and the Fire Department Effectiveness Model (FDEM). These two sub-models, though can be used as stand-alone models, are strongly interconnected. The time of intervention of a fire department that is calculated by the FDRM is used in the calculations of the FDEM.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-14403
NPARC number20378822
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Record identifier608a39d6-30ee-4845-b482-d2e97a50feae
Record created2012-07-24
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