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Fire Safety Engineering Guideline for Informal Settlements -This just-published guideline seeks to provide a holistic approach to improving fire safety in informal settlements.

This manual was developed with the Fire Engineering Research Unit at Stellenbosch University. It seeks to support a holistic approach to improving the fire safety of communities in informal settlements. The Guideline not only reflects the risks people in informal settlements face but also the interventions required to help manage and reduce these risks. It aims to improve informal settlement fire safety through a holistic understanding of the science of fire behaviour; the application of fire safety engineering; an understanding of the social realities of inhabitants.

Author(s): Richard Walls, Antonio Cicone, Robyn Pharoah,Patricia Zweig, Mark Smith and Danielle Antonellis

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