Fire protection in shopping malls


Notes the many challenges posed by shopping complexes to those wishing to protect the people in them from fire. Explains the issues and outlines the measures which can be taken, including the use of new technologies. Stresses the benefits of an integrated fire and security control system, the need to reduce false alarms, smart smoke alarm systems, atria problems and preventing fire and eliminating smoke spread. Identifies key risk areas.

Primary Author(s): Farquhar R

Source: Fire Safety Engng., May 2002, vol.9, no.3, 18-20.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000103652 Abs 20020686

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