EU FireStat project brings together the knowledge and experience of nine different international fire safety institutions. The project will map the existing fire data collected across Member States and propose meaningful data sets to allow decisions on fire safety at Member State and at EU level.
The aim of this pilot project is to analyse the terminology used and the data collected by the Member States regarding building fires. This will identify the collection difficulties and interpretation differences and propose a common terminology and a method to collect the necessary data.
The main tasks that are carried out are the following:
We expect that the outcome of this project will allow for knowledge-based decisions regarding fire safety and enable potential opportunities for actions and initiatives that can support the efforts of the Member States with respect to fire safety and fire prevention.
fire statistics are important, but…
- Who collects fire incident information?
- Which fields are collected in each country?
- Is there a glossary or guide that defines each field?
- Which data do regulators need for improving fire safety?
Start date: 23rd July 2020
Kick-off meeting: 6th August 2020 (Online)
Projected completion date: January 2022
If your organisation would like to contribute to this project, please reach us at:EU.FireStat@efectis.com
The external board will be gather of various stakeholders
that have interest in the work. It will be constituted during the first 6 months of work, after this period, a meeting is planned every
4 months to check the progress and provide input.
Whilst the constitution of the board is in progress, the consortium recognises that it will likely need to interface with representatives from various authorities, stakeholders and non-profit organizations and bodies such as the following organisations and professions:
· National statistics institutes,
· Local authorities,
· Fire & rescue services and associations,
· Insurance companies and/or associations,
· Consumer associations
· Fire protection associations.
This project is carried out by a consortium composed of nine international fire safety institutions that are based in Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and USA.
Links to the individual partner websites are provided below:
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM)
Centre for Fire Statistics of CTIF (CFS-CTIF)
Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DBI)
Efectis (Consortium leader in the project)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh
The European Fire Safety Alliance (EuroFSA)
Vereinigung zur Förderung des Deutschen Brandschutzes (VFDB)
EU FireStat is a 17-month project that is
finance by the European Parliament and commissioned by the European Commission's Directorate General for Internal Market,
Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).
Grant Number: 760/PP/GRO/PPA/19/11229.
If you are interested in learning more and contributing to the project, please reach us at: EU.FireStat@efectis.com