IFAFRI Projects
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Description:

A study was performed by Örebro University on behalf of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, where extinguishing agents are studied from an environmental and health perspective. The purpose of the study is to gain more knowledge about the chemicals firefighters and the environment are exposed to from the use of firefighting agents, and if alternative methods results in less harmful by-...Read more...

Coordinator:
Sweden
Status:
Completed
Description:

There are many types of disasters, both man-made and natural, that crisis management (CM) professionals have to deal with today. DRIVER is a unique, multi-national project, working across many sectors, looking to find ways to implement a new approach to improving crisis management in Europe. The DRIVER project brings together researchers, developers and practitioners from across Europe and...Read more...

Coordinator:
Germany
Status:
Temporarily suspended
Description:

The purpose of this study has been to present the available extinguishing methods and their "Method Ability" for external extinguishment on building fires. For fire fighters, there is an emphasis on external extinguishing methods before internal to prevent carcinogenic substances from being absorbed into the skin. The study also looks into the effects of using foam to extinguish...Read more...

Coordinator:
Sweden
Status:
Under research
Description:

A new study just started by the MSBRead more...

Coordinator:
Sweden
Status:
In progress
Description:

This report is an analysis that accounts for changes in the materials and designs of cars that can affect the rescue work during operations.

Each year, new models of passenger cars on the Swedish market. Already introduced models can have minor changes in the new model year. In cases where the introduction means changes of material and technical designs, it can affect how a rescue...Read more...

Coordinator:
Sweden
Status:
Ongoing project
Description:

Collaborative project between the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and the Knowledge Centre of Disaster Medicine (KcKM) where the aim was to produce an "Instructor Course in Rescue at large tågkrascher" (train the trainer) with the goal of creating an effective team work within / between emergency response personnel and pre-hospital care.
Consequences for Passengers...Read more...

Coordinator:
Sweden
Status:
Under research
Description:

The aim with the study was to investigate the consequences of train crashes on passengers, focusing on factors of importance in the crash and post-crash phases. The specific aims were: (I) to identify the historical development and magnitude of passenger train disasters globally on various continents and countries, (II, III) to identify injury panorama and injury objects in two train crashes...Read more...

Coordinator:
Sweden
Description:

Development project that is based on research, for example "Occupant casualties in bus and coach traffic
-Injury and crash mechanisms". The project was a cooperation between MSB and an authority that works with welfare. Regular update. Only in Swedish....Read more...

Coordinator:
Sweden
Status:
Under research
Description:

The aim with the study was to describe bus and coach occupants’ injuries, crash and injury mechanisms generated in a traffic environment based on data from the medical sector. Additional aims were to investigate the injury reducing effect of a 3-point belt, the effect of cross-winds, and crucial factors in the emergency- and rescue response.

The portion relevant to first responders...Read more...

Coordinator:
Sweden
Status:
Under research
Description:

Safety in emergency response to accidents involving gas vehiclesRead more...

Coordinator:
Sweden
Status:
Under research
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