IDRP Dwelling Fire Research Conference *Presentations*

Sep 18, 2018

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A two day conference to understand and learn from dwelling fire research.

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IDRP Dwelling Fire Research Conference *Presentations*

Venue: Nottingham Trent University
Time: 18th - 19th September 2018

Presentations will be available to download for 7 days:

Understanding the real impact of dwelling fires - David Wales

UK R&D update – Alex Rhodes 

LEARN - RESEARCH - SHARE: the work of the Fire Service Research and Training Trust (FSRTT) – Jim Owen

What makes evidence useful? – Helen Mthiyane

College of Policing: tools for the job – Rebecca Teers

Firefighting, Search and Rescue: An Evidence-Based Approach – Lee Johnston

How can a bowtie help understand dwelling fires - Catherine Levin

Research, Strategy and Future Needs of the UKFRS, an academics perspective – Dr Rowena Hill

Understanding user requirements: research maps and supporting researchers – Mike Dayson

Ripping up the rule book - changing the way we tackle ADFs” – Toby Blume and Elizabeth Curtis

Children’s decision-making in dwelling fires - Dr Julie Mytton

Human behaviour in dwelling fires: public priorities, actions and needs – David Wales



We are pleased to announce that the NFCC Integrated Data and Research Programme and the UK R & D Function are holding a research conference about understanding and learning from dwelling fire research.

This conference presents a chance to not only learn about a number of studies relating to dwelling fires, but to understand the value and skills required for the increasingly important drive towards evidence informed policy and practice.

Attendees will initially hear from a number of organisations involved in promoting the application of evidence informed policy. Following each research presentation, table based discussion and facilitated debate will draw out the main learning points or where further research is required. This exciting new conference format will ensure delegates have the chance to contribute their expertise and opinions to form a consensus of the key issues arising from studies. The studies will intentionally address different aspects of the dwelling fire theme in order to demonstrate how this approach can be effective for directing resources. 

The event is expected to appeal to anyone who processes or uses research evidence and to policy makers. At the end of the conference delegates will have helped to develop a ‘research map’ which will be made available to them free of charge for future reference.


The key objectives of the event are to:

• Provide a forum for dwelling fire research to be presented

• Facilitate structured and in-depth debate of the research by the audience, peer to peer and with the researcher/s

• To utilise evidence based principles as a means to grading the research and identifying issues of interest across the studies

• To utilise customer journey mapping techniques to produce a visual representation of the key findings from the event for the audience to take away

• To try a new conference format as a means to inform and enhance future learning events


Confirmed presentations are as follows:

• IDRP conference – Overview

• Introduction – Shantha Dickinson (NFCC IDRP Lead)

• Update and research mapping – Alex Rhodes (NFCC UKR&D Team Lead)

• LEARN - RESEARCH - SHARE: the work of the Fire Service Research and Training Trust – Jim Owen (FSRTT)

• National Operational Learning project update - Catherine Levin (NFCC Central Programme Office)

• What is Evidence and how to assess it (title tbc) – Helen Mthiyane (Alliance for Useful Evidence)

• Research maps – Rebecca Teers and Karin Rogers (College of Policing)

• Customer Journey mapping – Nicola Eaton Sawford (Customer Whisperers)


Dwelling Fire Research presentations:

• Saving Lives Is Not Enough – Krissie Stiles (Katie Piper Foundation)

• Think Contaminants – Scott Pearce (Kent FRS)

• Ventilation at fire incidents (title tbc) – Lee Johnstone (West Sussex FRS)

• Fire Toxicity ‘The elephant in the room’ – Anna Stec (University of Central Lancashire) subject to final confirmation

• Ripping up the rule book - changing the way we tackle ADFs” (Toby Blume (Social Engine) and Elizabeth Curtis (East Sussex FRS)

• Children and fire - Julie Mytton (Centre for Child and Adolescent Health)


Partners to the event include:

NFCC IDRP, NFCC UK R&D, Nottingham Trent University, The Alliance for Useful Evidence, Customer Whisperers and the College of Policing Research Evidence Partnerships Team.


Event times and agenda:

18th September: 9.45 – 18.00

19th September: 9.00 – 16.15

The agenda can be found here


Book now to secure your place. We are only offering two day attendance as attendance on both days is important for delegates to achieve the event objectives.

The Conference takes place in the Chaucer Building which is in the City Centre. The Chaucer Building faces on to Goldsmith Street just near the tram stop for Nottingham Trent University.

You will need to source your own accommodation but please find below a list of nearby hotels:

Hilton Nottingham

Crowne Plaza

Mercure Hotel

Best Western

Premier Inn - Chapel Bar 

Premier Inn - Goldsmith Street