OECD/NEA Fire Incidents Records Exchange (FIRE) Project

The main purpose of the project is to encourage multilateral co-operation in the collection and analysis of data relating to fire events. The objectives of the OECD/NEA Fire Project are to:

Coding guidelines and a quality assurance manual have been developed and validated by the project's participants. The project participants have set up structures within their country to collect and validate data for the project, which is now widely seen as the reference international database for fire events.

After having established the project quality guidelines and the quality-assurance procedure, data acquisition has proceeded according to plan. An updated version of the database is provided to all participants every year. Currently the event database contains more than 300 events. One or two meetings of the project steering body are held each year with the NEA's support. The last meeting was held in Paris, France in September 2011. 

Current project participants

Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands and the United States.

Project period

January 2010 to December 2013

Budget

EUR 84 000 per annum

Papers and conference presentations

Copies of these papers and conference presentations are available on demand from the NEA Secretariat.

W. Werner, A. Angner, M. Röwekamp, J. Gauvain - The OECD FIRE Database – Conclusion from Phase 2 and outlook - 11th international seminar on fire Safety • August 18-19, 2009 • Helsinki, Finland.

A. Angner, H.P. Berg, M. Röwekamp, W. Werner, J. Gauvain (2007) The OECD FIRE Database, 10th International Seminar on Fire Safety, Oshawa, Canada, 20-21 August 2007.

A. Angner, H.P. Berg, M. Röwekamp, W. Werner, J. Gauvain (2007) The OECD FIRE Project: Objectives, Status, Applications, 19th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMIRT-19), Toronto, Canada, 12-17 August 2007.

A. Angner, H.P. Berg, M. Röwekamp, W. Werner, J. Gauvain (2007) The OECD FIRE Database, Sonderheft KernTechnik, Volume 72 (2007) pp. 120-126.

H.P. Berg, A. Angner, E. Mathet, M. Röwekamp, W. Werner (2006) Recent Results from The OECD FIRE Project/Use of the OECD-FIRE Database, ESREL 2006 Safety and Reliability Conference, Esteril, Portugal, 18-22 September 2006.

W. Werner, A. Angner, E. Mathet, M. Roewekamp (2005) Recent Results from The OECD FIRE Project, 18th International Conference on Structural Mechanics In Reactor Technology (SMIRT 18) Post-Conference Seminar III, Vienna, Austria, 22-24 August 2005.

W. Werner, A. Angner, E. Mathet, M. Roewekamp (2005) Use of the OECD-FIRE Database, Ninth International Seminar on Fire Safety in Nuclear Power Plants and Installations, Vienna, Austria, 22-24 August 2005.

R. Bertrand, H. Boll, M. Röwekamp, E. Mathet (2005) Examples of the Use of the OECD Fire Database, OECD/NEA Workshop on Fire PSA, Puerto Vallata, Mexico, 23-25 May 2005.

M. Röwekamp, E. Mathet, A. Angner (2004) The OECD FIRE Project: A Framework for International Cooperation in Fire Data Collection and Analysis, Fire and Safety Conference, Munich, Germany, 11-12 March 2004.

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NEA contact

Neil Blundell


Last updated: 7 July 2014