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HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN FIRE - MODEL DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION

Published

Author(s)

Steve Gwynne, Erica D. Kuligowski, Michael Kinsey

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to introduce a conceptual model of human behaviour in fire. This model is constructed based upon a theoretical framework of individual decision-making and response to emergencies, and from this foundation, is populated with behavioural statements or mini-theories predominantly from human behaviour in fire. These behavioural statements are extracted from articles and authoritative reports describing incidents, observations from within the field of evacuation analysis and human behaviour in fire . These statements are used to guide the model developer and model user in their attempts to better represent the evacuee decision-making process.
Proceedings Title
6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire
Conference Dates
September 28-30, 2015
Conference Location
Cambridge, UK

Keywords

evacuation modeling, fire, human behavior in fire

Citation

Gwynne, S. , Kuligowski, E. and Kinsey, M. (2015), HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN FIRE – MODEL DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION, 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, Cambridge, UK, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=918974 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created September 27, 2015, Updated October 12, 2021