Fire is one of the most important discoveries that have emerged for various reasons throughout human history. However, it has also been an essential source of risks and hazards for life and property. The most important thing that should be done to prevent the heat from becoming a conflagration is to check the fire from occurring. Therefore, fire safety is gaining importance. In doing so, attention should be given mainly to fire safety measures in buildings. Within this context, this study aims at evaluating fire safety precautions of 14 selected buildings in Samsun province, Turkey. The course discussed and sought to propose a holistic fire safety approach with the consideration of regulations and legislation in Turkey. In doing so, the buildings were evaluated within the framework of 28 criteria, and some findings were revealed. As a result of the study, it has been determined that the precautions taken concerning fire safety measures are sufficient in many aspects of some buildings. Still, in some buildings, there are serious inadequacies. It has been demonstrated that fire safety measures should be considered holistically, and appropriate solutions should be made in all buildings, and new methods should be developed for this.
|Publication Date||December 15, 2020|
|Published in Issue||Year 2020, Volume 6, Issue 2|