NEA Fire Incidents Records Exchange (FIRE) Project

The main purpose of the project is to encourage multilateral co-operation in the collection and analysis of data relating to fire events. The objectives of the NEA Fire Project are to:

Coding guidelines and a quality assurance manual have been developed and validated by the project's participants. The project participants have set up structures within their country to collect and validate data for the project, which is now widely seen as the reference international database for fire events.

After having established the project quality guidelines and the quality-assurance procedure, data acquisition has proceeded according to plan. An updated version of the database is provided to all participants every year. Currently the event database contains more than 490 events. One or two meetings of the project steering body are held each year with the NEA's support.

Phase 4 (2013-2015) is complete. Phase 5 (2016-2019) has started.


Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

Project period

January 2016 to December 2019


~ EUR 336 000

Papers and conference presentations

Copies of these papers and conference presentations are available on demand from the NEA Secretariat.

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Last updated: 5 September 2017