Global Coalition: New worldwide fire safety initiative launched

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A global coalition of over 80 fire safety leadership organisations has launched a new Decade of Action for Fire Safety 2022-2032, to ensure an internationally consistent approach to the safety and management of buildings, infrastructure and more with the aim of saving lives by reducing risk and preventing devastating fires.

The launch of the Decade of Action for Fire Safety is backed by the UN and builds on the International Fire Safety Standard – Common Principles (IFSS-CP) published by the International Fire Safety Standards Coalition (IFSS) in October 2020. It follows extensive work to bring public confidence around the regulation and control of fire safety measures.

The Decade of Action delivers a clear goal, a performance-based objectives framework and common actions that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that can take place at the individual, community, city, national, regional and global level, which can be defined as follows:

  • Pillar 1: People – actions to help individuals and groups understand fire, what they can do to increase their understanding.
  • Pillar 2: Products – actions to reduce fire hazards associated with appliances, contents and building components.
  • Pillar 3: Structures – actions to reduce fire hazards associated with structures including planning, design, and operation.
  • Pillar 4: Infrastructure – actions to help enhance firefighting infrastructure.
  • Pillar 5: Communities – actions to facilitate sustainable and fire resilient communities.

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