A Concrete Examination as for Aim of Fire Fighting Activity at Simultaneous Multiple Fires After a Large Earthquake - A Proposition of the Enclosure Inside a Block

Report Date: September 2009

After a recent large earthquake, the fire service was faced with a very difficult situation as there were multiple simultaneous fires, a delay in response due to infrastructure damage, and insufficient manpower. Under normal situations, the fire service is able to keep fires from spreading to neighboring exposure buildings. However, in a situation like that following the earthquake, the fire service cannot always prevent this spread. This paper goes through a case study and introduces the idea making the enclosure inside a block tenable for people in a fire.

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  • National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster

    The research and development division undertakes research for supporting firefighting and disaster prevention activities by placing particular emphasis on such research themes as are demanding immediate attention or are desired strongly by society. The following five laboratories are organized for the purpose.

    • Large-Scale Fire Lab
    • Hazardous Materials Lab
    • Hazmat Facility Lab
    • Earthquake and Natural Disaster Lab
    • Special Disaster Lab

Sugii, Kanji. A Concrete Examination as for Aim of Fire Fighting Activity at Simultaneous Multiple Fires After a Large Earthquake - A Proposition of the Enclosure Inside a Block. Tokyo, Japan: Report of National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, No. 107, p. 12, 2009. Print.

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