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A Research on the Fire Safety for the Elderly Care Facilities in Japan
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  • Journal title : Architectural research
  • Volume 14, Issue 3,  2012, pp.85-92
  • Publisher : Architectural Institute of Korea
  • DOI : 10.5659/AIKAR.2012.14.3.85
 Title & Authors
A Research on the Fire Safety for the Elderly Care Facilities in Japan
Kang, Shin-Wook; Ohnishi, Kazuyoshi;
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 Abstract
In Japan, there are over the 100`s fires in the social welfare organs every years. People are interested in fire protection who live in an institution for the aged or weak person`s places and worried about it. I surveyed the social welfare organs were safety from fire to firewarden who worked at an institution for the aged in Tokyo. In the paper, I asked how do you think about the fire safety problems and condition of the facilities. And base on firewarden`s view, I reviewed(examined) the fire prevention measures, each facility`s problems and how to improve the fire protection.
 Keywords
Fire Safety;Elderly Care Facilities;Special Nursing Home;
 Language
English
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