You might think that our cities and neighbourhoods are safer from fire hazards today than they were 50 years ago. After all, modern buildings are equipped with more advanced fire sensors and safety equipment, as well as regulations to prevent fires and minimize spread when they do occur.
However, buildings today develop fires 5-10 times faster than they did in the past!1 This is due to our increased usage of plastics and other synthetic matter, which are more combustible than natural materials.
Additionally, as cities grow and buildings are positioned closer together, the risk of fire grows larger as well. Therefore, proper fire mitigation strategies have never been more important.
So, how can you keep your buildings and its inhabitants safe from fire?