'Panic' and human behaviour in fire

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ConferenceProceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire: 13 July 2009, Robinson College, Cambridge, UK
Pages387398; # of pages: 12
SubjectHuman behaviour
AbstractThe word 'panic' is frequently used in media accounts and statements of survivors of emergency evacuations and fires, but what does it really mean, is it a phenomenon that actually occurs? This paper will review the definitions, and present evidence of behaviour from actual fire incidents that may have been misreported or misinterpreted as panic.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number51384
NPARC number20374110
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