An Evaluation of Hospital Evacuation Strategies with an Example

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Şimşek Z., Akıncıtürk E. N.

İnternational Journal of Applied Science and Technology, vol.3, no.5, pp.109-121, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Function, aesthetics, strength, durability and economic criteria are kept at the forefront in building design. But

when fire safety is concerned, due to not enough understanding of the seriousness of fire safety and lack of

sufficient knowledge of architects and engineer, provisions of regulation cannot reflect to building design. How

the measures architects and engineers take on the hospitals such as required special fire safety measures and

regulations and what level at which they apply regulations is one of the objectives of the study. In addition,

intended to be implemented through the clinical portion of the building by identification of problems that arose in

the history of fire, is the purpose of the study. Deficiencies of clinics have been identified in in two stages. In the

first stage determined that the hospital is appropriate to the fire regulations or not. In the second stage

interviews had been made with serving staff, doctor, nurse, hospital management, patient and their relatives

about recent hospital fire to determinate the defiance and proposals have been in light of the obtained

information. Application this is made believed to be an example to other hospitals in the process to ensure the

fire safety of the clinic.

Keywords: Fire safety, evacuation, hospital security, horizontal compartment