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North, M.A. and Baldwin, R., 1973. FIRE RISKS IN HOSPITALS. Fire Research Notes 983


The fire statistics of hospitals, nursing homes etc are examined to establish the risks of these buildings. It is found that both the risk of fire and of personal injury are similar to those for dwellings. Fire deaths mainly occur following the ignition of bedding or clothing by matches and smoking materials. The fire record of the various departments of the hospital is examined.

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