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Publication Citation: Home Cooking Fire Mitigation: Technology Assessment. Final Report.

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Author(s): Joshua Dinaburg; Daniel T. Guttuk;
Title: Home Cooking Fire Mitigation: Technology Assessment. Final Report.
Published: November 01, 2011
Abstract: Cooking related fires are a leading cause of U.S. fire loss. Beginning in the mid 1980's, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the home appliance industry undertook a comprehensive review1 of strategies to mitigate death, injury and property loss from cooking fires with a focus on cooking range technologies. In February of 2010, a Vision 20/20 workshop on this topic was convened in Washington D.C. Participants recommended that an additional study be undertaken to identify the barriers to the utilization of these technologies and to develop an action plan towards improving cooking fire safety.
Citation: NISTGCR - 11-954
Pages: 241 pp.
Keywords: cooking fires, death, fire losses, fire safety, properties
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
PDF version: PDF Document Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (6MB)