Improvement and Analysis for an Electrical Fire Cause Classification

전기화재원인분류의 문제점 분석 및 개선안 제시

  • Published : 2009.04.30


This paper presents research about the development of electrical fire cause classification in order to improve the reliability of electrical fire statistics and to collect electrical fires data efficiently. The incorrect and biased knowledge for electrical fires changed the classification of certain types of fires, from non-electrical to electrical. It is convenient and required to develop the standardized form that makes, in the assessment of the cause of electrical fires, the fire investigators directly ticking the appropriate box on the fire report form or making an assessment of a text description. In this study, newly developed electrical fire cause classification structure, which is well-defined hierarchical structure so that there are not any relationship or overlap between cause categories, is suggested. Also the suggested classification structure can be used for electrical fire investigation and statistics, which minimizes the mistake that diagnose non-electrical fires into electrical ones.


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