NEA Fire Incidents Records Exchange (FIRE) Project

The main purpose of the project is to encourage multilateral co-operation in the collection and analysis of data relating to fire events. The objectives of the NEA Fire Project are to:

Coding guidelines and a quality assurance manual have been developed and validated by the project's participants. The project participants have set up structures within their country to collect and validate data for the project, which is now widely seen as the reference international database for fire events.

After having established the project quality guidelines and the quality-assurance procedure, data acquisition has proceeded according to plan. An updated version of the database is provided to all participants every year. Currently the event database contains more than 300 events. One or two meetings of the project steering body are held each year with the NEA's support. The last meeting was held in Paris, France in April 2016. The next meetings will be held in Korea in October 2016, and in Finland in May 2017.

Phase 4 (2013-2015) is complete. Phase 5 (2016-2019) has started.

Participants

Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

Project period

January 2016 to December 2019

Budget

~ EUR 336 000

Papers and conference presentations

Copies of these papers and conference presentations are available on demand from the NEA Secretariat.

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Last updated: 27 May 2016