Exploring home fire safety awareness among the Malaysian public / Azim Sulaiman

Sulaiman, Azim (2008) Exploring home fire safety awareness among the Malaysian public / Azim Sulaiman. [Research Reports] (Unpublished)

Abstract

Fire cases in Malaysia have been increasing rapidly over the years. Majority of the cases involved residential buildings which seriously had caused property losses, severe injunes to the victims and even death, This circumstance is significantly worrying with regard to the national development, as the prime purpose of owning a house is to provide shelter and security to the occupants
Issues reported and surveys conducted over the recent years as shown in the media revealed that the major contribution towards the Increase of fire cases in Malaysia especially cases which involved residential buildings is due to the low level of fire safety awareness among the public In other words, it can be assumed that home fire safety is being mooted, since there have been a lack of fire safety measures in most houses in Malaysia for Instance installing smoke detectors and portable fire extinguishers as compared to houses in Britain, Australia and New Zealand where it had significantly reduced the fire fatalities and losses. Besides that, the Fire and Rescue Department found that most fatalities and losses caused by fire could have been prevented if occupants had an extinguisher at hand

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Item Type: Research Reports
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Sulaiman, Azim
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Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > Protection of buildings. Including protection from dampness, fire, burglary
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC) > Institute of Research, Development and Commercialization (IRDC)
Keywords: fire safety , Malaysian public
Date: August 2008
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/42894
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