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Nigel Hastings has extensive experience as a ship’s engineer on merchant and passenger vessels, as well as a professional consultant inspecting vessels on behalf of both Lloyds Register and the International Classification Society. Nigel will present an overview of ship and passenger safety illustrated by slides of fires on ships and the regulatory outcomes of fires.
Life Safety Systems, Fire Department Intervention, and Residential Fire Outcomes: Analysis of 28 Years of BC Fire Incident Reports: 1988-2015
Fire Chief Len Garis of the City of Surrey will present the findings of his extensive report on residential fires. The report looks at both fire causes and takes into account the impact of fire suppression and other strategies on fire statistics including the relative size of losses.
Emergency ventilation in rapid transit stations presents interesting design challenges to fire protection engineers due to the wide range of station design characteristics and complexity of the analysis that is conducted. Requirements governing the design of these systems are addressed by various codes and standards, such as NFPA 130, and through this regulatory framework the performance of the system is required to be evaluated using engineering analysis.