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Mohammadfam I, Shokouhipour A, Zamanparvar A. A Framework for Assessment of Intentional Fires. johe. 2014; 1 (1) :16-25
URL: http://johe.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-23-en.html

Departments of Occupational Hygiene, Hamadan Medical Science University, Hamadan, Iran. , Mohammadfam@umsha.ac.ir
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Background & Objectives : It is not possible to live without using fire. However, fire could destruct human properties in a short time. One of the most important types of fire is intentional fire. This type of fire has become a great problem for insurance companies, fire departments, industries, government and business in the recent years. This study aimed to provide a framework for risk assessment of intentional fires . 

Methods: In the present study, risk assessment and management model for protecting critical properties and security vulnerability assessment model were used to develop a comprehensive framework for risk assessment of intentional fires. The framework was examined in an automotive industry . 

Results : The designed framework contained five steps as 1) asset inventory and prioritizing them according to their importance, 2) invasion assessment, 3) vulnerability assessment, 4) risk assessment and design and 5) implementation and evaluating the effectiveness of corrective/preventive actions. Thirty different scenarios for intentional fires were identified by implementing the designed framework in an automotive company, and then the associated risk of each scenario was quantitatively determined.

Conclusion : Compared to seven models, the proposed framework represents its comprehension. Development of safety and security standards and a central security information bank to reduce security risks, including the risk of intentional fires is recommended .

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