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Occupant behaviour and evacuation

  title={Occupant behaviour and evacuation},
  author={Guyl{\`e}ne Proulx},
Today most buildings are equipped with adequate fire safety systems. Nevertheless fires still occur, even fatal fires. During a fire, problems frequently arise because systems were put in place with false expectations regarding how occupants actually behave during fires. The observation that occupants tend to ignore the sound of the fire alarm in large public buildings such as shopping centres, museums or airports, continuing their normal activities should be taken into account. In office… 
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