FQA - Fire Questions Answered

Anecdotes on the history of fire

Where did the recommended 2.5 minute evacuation time come from?

Where did all those heights and distances used in the fire safety guidance documents, approved documents and codes of practice come from - science or history?

Who formed the first local authority fire brigade?

How was the insurance sector involved in providing fire brigades?

The various fire safety guidance documents, approved documents and codes of practice all provide advice on how wide exits should be, how many are needed and how far apart they should be, in relation to how many occupants of a room or storey there are. How were they established – was it a scientific study?

Did Nero truly play his fiddle whilst Rome burned?