There can be different types and different levels of fire injury risks relating to different communities and cultures. In this paper we examine the fire injury risks associated with different communities and cultures in the Greater Manchester area within the UK over the period 2010 to 2015. Typically ethnicity data is only recorded for fire injuries rather than fire incidents. In particular, the research reported in this paper examines the fire injury risks relating to age, cooking practices, candle and incense use, alcohol consumption rates, and smoking rates across different communities and cultures. Overall there appeared to be significant differences between the injury risk of alcohol related fires, smoking related fires, and kitchen fires between the different community and cultural groups within the area studied over the given time period. In addition fire injury risk appears significantly higher for elderly individuals in the White British and White Irish community groups.
Dean, Emma; Taylor, Mike; Francis, Hulya; and Clark, Andrew, "AN EXPLORATION OF COMMUNITY AND CULTURE RELATED FIRE INJURY RISKS (8)" (2016). UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2016. 14.