Determining Self-Preservation Capability in Pre-School Children [electronic resource] / by Anca Taciuc, Anne S. Dederichs
- Taciuc, Anca
- New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- XV, 42 pages 18 illustrations : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Dederichs, Anne S. and SpringerLink (Online service)
- SpringerBriefs in Fire, 2193-6595
- Introduction -- Literature review -- Method -- Results and Discussion -- Conclusion.
- This SpringerBrief explores the evacuation characteristics of children and their self-preservation capability during fire situations. An international survey among teachers from day-care centers and experts in child development indicates an age-limit at which pre-school children may be considered capable of evacuating a location without direct intervention by an instructor. The survey examines the ability of children to understand and follow simple instructions, walk on horizontal surfaces without physical support, and walk down stairs. It also studies how fire safety installations and fire drills differ between countries. A literature review and a presentation of the method applied are included. This data can be applied to evacuation procedures, building codes, and fire regulations. Determining Self-Preservation Capability in Pre-School Children is intended for practitioners as a tool for analyzing evacuation safety issues and developing methods removing potential hazards. Researchers working in a related field will also find the book valuable.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- text file PDF
- AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
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