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Analyzing the Risk of Fire in a Hospital Complex by “Fire Risk Assessment Method for Engineering” (FRAME)
Sarsangi V. *1, Saberi H. R.2, Malakutikhah M.3, Sadeghnia M.3, Rahimizadeh A.4, Aboee Mehrizi E.5
1- MSc “Occupational Health Engineering Department, Health Faculty” and “Social Determinants of Health Research Center”, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran , valisarsangi@yahoo.com
2- PhD “Occupational Health Engineering Department, Health Faculty” and “Social Determinants of Health Research Center”, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
3- BSc “Occupational Health Engineering Department, Health Faculty” and “Social Determinants of Health Research Center”, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
4- MSc Social Determinants of Health Promotion Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
5- MSc Environment Health Engineering Department, Health Faculty, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran
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Aims: The occurrence of fire in residential buildings , commercial complexes and large and small industries cause physical, environmental and financial damages to many different communities. Fire safety in hospitals is sensitive and it is believed that the society takes the responsibility to care sick people . The goal of this study was to use Fire Risk Assessment Method for Engineering (FRAME) in a hospital complex environment and assess the level of fire risks .

Materials & Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in Kashan Shahid Beheshti hospital in 2013. The FRAME is designed based on the empirical and scientific knowledge and experiment and have acceptable reliability for assessing the building fire risk. Excel software was used to calculate the risk level and finally fire risk (R) was calculated separately for different units.

Findings: Calculated Rs were less than 1for health, autoclave, office of nursing and infection control units. R1s were greater than 1 for all units. R2s were less than 1 for office of nursing and infection control units.

Conclusion: FRAME is an acceptable tool for assessing the risk of fire in buildings and the fire risk is high in Shahid Beheshti Hospital Complex of Kashan and damages can be intolerable in the case of fire.

Keywords: Fires, Fire Extinguishing Systems, Risk Assessment, Hospitals, Risk Reduction Behavior
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Health Service Effectiveness and Management
Received: 2014/07/9 | Accepted: 2014/07/9 | Published: 2014/08/3
* Corresponding Author Address: Occupational Health Engineering Department, Health Faculty, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Pezeshk Street, Kashan, Iran
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DOI: 10.7508/iahs.2014.01.003


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Sarsangi V., Saberi H. R., Malakutikhah M., Sadeghnia M., Rahimizadeh A., Aboee Mehrizi E.. Analyzing the Risk of Fire in a Hospital Complex by “Fire Risk Assessment Method for Engineering” (FRAME). IAHS. 2014; 1 (1) :9-13
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