CFPA Europe has published a European guideline with background information and practical […]
In most developed industrial countries arson has become a serious fire problem of our time. It has been clearly established that worldwide the cost of arson as a proportion of all fire costs can be very high depending on the country. In addition to direct losses there will also be an element of business interruption and the cost of any death or injury is, of course, impossible to estimate in financial terms.
It is clear from studies that no type of building is immune from arson attack but some buildings are far more prone to arson attack than others. Targets which have been identified as particularly at risk include domestic dwellings, schools, cultural historic sites such as churches, warehouse and storage premises, shops, hotels and restaurants, construction sites, hospitals, farm building, factories.
Planning against arson, i.e. deliberate fires, needs to be part of management’s overall safety policy to protect people and property against fires in general; equally it forms part of the management’s overall strategy for dealing with security threats of all kinds.
The CFPA Europe Guideline on Arson (No 01 : 2022 / S) provides background information and practical guidance on the prevention and control of arson.
It is provided for the use of managements of all enterprises in industry, commerce and the public sector and will also be of interest to government departments, local government organisations, police, fire brigades, insurers, and research bodies.
The latest revision of the Arson Document includes the former CFPA-E-Guidelines No 01 : 2010/S “Arson Document” as well as No 08 : 2004/F “Prevention Arson – Information to Young People”.
The guideline is available for free download under cfpa-e.eu.
©CFPA EUROPE 2023