School of Civil Engineering

Improving Fire and Life Safety in a Vertical World

Speaker bio
Mr. Francis has 23 years’ experience as a firefighter in Australia, coupled with formal tertiary qualifications in Emergency Management from Charles Sturt University and has attended and assisted to manage a large range of emergency situations across Australia including major Cyclones, significant flood events, wild fire campaigns and a huge variety of Fire/Chemical/Rescue type incidents.
He has participated in the co‐development of a high rise training course aimed at bridging the gap between fire fighters and the complexities of building fire safety systems. Recently he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship which involved extensive research and travel in 2017 focusing on the subject of Evacuation from Tall Buildings and large structures.
Abstract
The presentation will use the information collated during a Churchill Fellowship in 2017 on High‐rise Fire Safety and Evacuation (International
Perspective ‐ 11 Countries)1. The specific topics of the seminar include:

  • Evolving Evacuation Methods from High‐rise Buildings
  • A Proactive Approach to improving Fire and Life Safety
  • Occupant Evacuation Lifts
  • High‐rise firefighting techniques
  • Case Studies (depending on time availability)

1 Report available for download at:https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/media/fellows/Francis_J_2016_Evacuation_from_high-rise_buildings_and_large_structures_1.pdf


All interested persons are invited to assist
The Seminar is free of charge

When
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Friday, 8 February 2019

Where

AEB Seminar Room 502
Advanced Engineering Building (49)