Determining Self-Preservation Capability in Pre-School Children

  • Anca Taciuc
  • Anne S. Dederichs

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Anca Taciuc, Anne S Dederichs
    Pages 1-1
  3. Anca Taciuc, Anne S. Dederichs
    Pages 3-9
  4. Anca Taciuc, Anne S. Dederichs
    Pages 11-13
  5. Anca Taciuc, Anne S. Dederichs
    Pages 15-25
  6. Anca Taciuc, Anne S. Dederichs
    Pages 27-27
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 29-42

About this book


This SpringerBrief explores the evacuation characteristics of children and their self-preservation capability during fire situations. An international survey among teachers from day-care centers and experts in child development indicates an age-limit at which pre-school children may be considered capable of evacuating a location without direct intervention by an instructor. The survey examines the ability of children to understand and follow simple instructions, walk on horizontal surfaces without physical support, and walk down stairs. It also studies how fire safety installations and fire drills differ between countries. A literature review and a presentation of the method applied are included. This data can be applied to evacuation procedures, building codes, and fire regulations. Determining Self-Preservation Capability in Pre-School Children is intended for practitioners as a tool for analyzing evacuation safety issues and developing methods removing potential hazards. Researchers working in a related field will also find the book valuable.


Building construction Building regulation Childcare safety Evacuation capability Evacuation procedures Fire safety Hazards Life safety code NFPA 101 Self-preservation

Authors and affiliations

  • Anca Taciuc
    • 1
  • Anne S. Dederichs
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical University of DenmarkKongens LyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Technical University of DenmarkKongens LyngbyDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Fire Protection Research Foundation 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1079-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1080-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-6595
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-6609
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