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Call to Action: The EU needs a Fire Safety Strategy

Dec 9, 2016 | News

An unprecedented coalition of experts is calling for the EU to work on a European Fire Safety Strategy

The EU needs to create a coordinated approach to fire safety. The proposed strategy would ensure that new and renovated buildings across the EU are resilient to fires and that prevention programs and policies are coordinated amongst EU Member States. As a starting point, signatories call on the Commission to set up an expert group on fire safety ensuring participation of a wide array of stakeholders from across the European Commission, Member States, civil society, the research community, and industry to map the issues, identify potential solutions, and draft a roadmap to achieve them. Comparable data collection, sharing of best practices, and setting a vision for Member States on fire safety could be the ideal aspiration for this group.