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Fire residential buildings: A case study in Selangor

Mohamad Jaswan, Alias (2020) Fire residential buildings: A case study in Selangor. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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The fire accidents are always occurring in our surrounding and it is a quite big disaster because the fire will lead to many bad effects such as damage to property, effects to human health and effects to environment. Fires in Residential buildings are most difficult for fire fighters to control and at the same time are dangerous to fire fighters and human life. Fires Residential Buildings can be more complicated to manage as the number of building occupants is large near to urban and big city. This study attempts to help people who are living in a Residential Buildings so that they become more aware of fire hazard. Thus, this study was carried out by interviewing several officers who are experts about fire and data gathered from Balai Kota Anggerik, Bukit Jelutong Fire and Rescue Department. The results for several types of buildings that are related to fire from year 2014 until 2019 is a Terrace Houses have the highest percentage which is 24.54%. Then, the lowest percentages are Cinema, Pub/Bar, Temple, Church, Farm and shopping complex followed by second lowest which are hospitals and schools. The value of percentage is 0 % and 0.74% respectively. While the results for several types of a building that is related to fire from year 2014 until 2019 shows that shop have the 10.54% of fire that occur followed by Residential House which is 10.05 % and Factory 7.75 % respectively. The lowest percentage is Cinema which is 0.02 % and the second lowest is Private Secondary School and Church which is 0.03%. The results show that the highest factor of causes fire cases from year 2014 until 2019 is the “other sources” which is 90.20 % followed by “electrical factor” which is 4.46 %. Therefore, there is appropriate for policy maker to make improvement as well this study intend to improve the behaviours of people who live in a Terrace House so that fire case can be reduce or avoided by giving recommendations such as giving annual briefing to the building users, providing escape plan, conduct awareness campaign and also establish emergency response team (ERT) in Residential Buildings area.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Abd Aziz, Fadzli Shah
Item ID: 9264
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fire Accident to Residential Buildings, Interviewing Fire Fighting Officer, Data Gathered, Higher Related Percentage Fire Cases to Building, Main Causes Fire Cases, ERT
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: School of Business Management
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2022 02:38
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2022 02:38
Department: College of Business
Name: Abd Aziz, Fadzli Shah
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9264

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