n Emergency Services SA - Fire fighters scale new heights : burn survivors outreach programme : firefighting

Volume 31, Issue 2
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It is generally agreed that a majority of uncontrolled fires and burns are caused or influenced by human behaviour. Therefore, attempts to prevent uncontrolled fires and resulting injury focuses upon changing human behaviour.

In South Africa, traditional, often ineffective, approaches to fire and burn injury prevention have been based largely on piecemeal, unsystematic perceptions of the causes of fire and injury . Priority must be given to countermeasures that will be most effective in reducing fire and injury losses on a national scale.

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