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An exploration of householder injuries sustained fighting dwelling fires

Taylor, MJ, Appleton, D, Fielding, J and Oakford, G (2021) An exploration of householder injuries sustained fighting dwelling fires. Fire Safety Journal, 127. ISSN 0379-7112

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Abstract

In this paper we examine the fire injuries sustained by householders fighting accidental dwelling fires in Merseyside in the North West of England over the period 2006 to 2016. In particular, we examine the distribution of injuries sustained by householders fighting accidental dwelling fires by age, gender, and level of deprivation, the types of housing in which injuries related to householders fighting fires occurred, and the types of injuries associated with householders fighting such fires. Injuries sustained by householders fighting accidental dwelling fires made up a significant proportion (19.5%) of the overall set of fire injuries over the period studied. Overall, it appeared that males were twice as likely to be injured fighting an accidental dwelling fire compared to females, however, this ratio varied between different age groups. In addition, single occupancy housing appeared to be the most common housing type in which householders sustained injuries fighting accidental dwelling fires. There also appeared to be a strong link between level of deprivation and incidents of householders being injured fighting such fires.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0904 Chemical Engineering, 0911 Maritime Engineering
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV697 Protection, assistance and relief
Divisions: Computer Science & Mathematics
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2021 16:56
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2022 11:45
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.firesaf.2021.103519
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15949

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