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.

Missions of the project

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:

  1. Diagnostic of terminology, data collection and interpretation issues
  2. Terminology and data collection survey
  3. Identification of data needed for decision making
  4. Analysis of data collection methodologies
  5. Definition of a common terminology
  6. Cost/benefit assessment methodology to support policy decisions
  7. Case study using cost/benefit assessment methodology
  8. Description of a future data collection method

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.

Examples of questions Investigated in Tasks 1 & 2 

Existing 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?

Documents and reports

Inception Report 
(published 22/10/2020)

Progress Report 1 
(published 12/04/2021)

Progress Report 2 
(published 01/12/2021)

Steering Committee 2 (published 01/12/2021)

Steering Committee 1
(published 16/02/2021)

Task 2 Report 
(published 12/04/2021)

Task 1 report 
(published 12/04/2021)

Task 0 report 
(published 12/04/2021)

Task 3 Report  
(published 08/12/2021)

Task 4 Report 
(published 01/12/2021)

Task 5 Report 
(published 26/01/2021)

Task 6 Report 
(published 26/01/2021)

Link to the European Commission website  
(published 21/10/2022)

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Steering Committee 3 (published 27/01/2022)


Start date: 23rd July 2020 

Kick-off meeting: 6th August 2020 (Online) 

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Completion date: 28 February 2022  

Consortium members

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)
Lund University
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 financed 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. 

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