Breslin, D., Burkitt, M., Dobson, S. and Romano, D. (2016). Modelling Connectivity and Co-evolution: A Study of Domestic Fire Risk Behaviours. 16th EURAM
Conference, June, Paris, France
In the Premonition project, which was funded by the South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority (SYFRA), UK, an agent-based model is used to simulate changing domestic fire risk behaviours in the Sheffield city region. The changing behaviours of individuals is again modelled through a co-evolutionary logic of variation-selection-retention through their interactions within family and friends in the community. SYFRA use the model to predict changing patterns of fire risk within the centre, and then in a preventative fashion, target these vulnerable individuals through home safety visits.