Fire detection and suppression studies

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Journal titleCABA Home & Building Automation Quarterly
Pages2426; # of pages: 3
Subjectfire detection, suppression; Suppression
AbstractWhen the automation of hydroelectric generating facilities meant Alcan Smelters and ChemicalsLtd. no longer needed the town of Kemano, British Columbia, the deserted town was donated toBritish Columbia's fire services for training and research. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC), through its Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) Fire Risk Management Program, was invited to conduct a series of full-scale fire experiments at Kemano. This research is part of an ongoing effort in the fire protection community to maximize the benefit of residential fire protection technologies to improve homefire safety. The 40 % decline in Canadian fire fatalities between 1985 and 1995 is mostly attributable to the use of residential smoke alarms and the enforcement of the relevant codes and standards.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number46113
NPARC number20379022
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Record created2012-07-24
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