An Engineering Approach to Fire Fighting Tactics

Research output: ThesisLicentiate Thesis


This report presents a quantified model as a guide for the Incident Commander to determine the most suitable fire-fighting tactics in advance for given conditions at specific objects. The model is applied to two chemical warehouses. The model proves that it is possible to introduce risk management procedures and fire safety engineering models into fire-fighting tactics. If the model and its different sub-models are improved and scientifically validated, fire brigades will gain a powerful tool for predicting their capacity. The model can be used before the fire, in a pre-planning situation, during the fire to analyse the situation, or after the fire for tactical evaluation.


  • Stefan Särdqvist
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Building Technologies
  • Other Civil Engineering


  • risk management, decision making, fire brigade, fire-fighting tactics, pre-fire planning, fire safety engineering
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Assistant supervisor
  • Göran Holmstedt, Supervisor
  • Brandteknik
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Publication categoryResearch

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