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Abstract

The symposium reported in this volume was held in order to assess the social, technical and economic aspects of fire prevention and the protection of buildings against fire, and on this basis to determine the measures that can be taken to cut costs and reduce risks. Particular stress was laid on the harmonization of standards and regulations with a view to ensuring the free movement of the relevant products and technologies throughout the European Community market, and also on research, innovation and the use of advanced products and techniques. The discussions fell under the following main headings: Organization of fire services, their capabilities and limits; prevention, fire fighting and the economics involved; fire prevention and protection laws, regulations and techniques in Member States of the European Community. The symposium, included four working groups dealing with economics, tests and classification, regulations, and the problems of fire services. On the basis of reports by the workshop chairmen, a list of points to follow up has been established: information, training and education; regulations; standardization, testing and certification; research and economic aspects, to be examined in detail in a European Community context.

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Authors: MOURAREAU R, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);THOMAS M CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 661 P., 1985, ISBN 0-85334-381-0 WRITE TO ELSEVIER APPLIED SCIENCE PUBLISHERS LTD., CROWN HOUSE, LINTON ROAD, BARKING, ESSEX 1G11 8JU (UK), PRICE UKL 50, (EUR 9891 EN).
Record Number: 1989124107000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en