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Unpublished Paper
Fire Safety in Shopping Malls & Premises Liability
ExpressO (2008)
  • John O. Hayward, Bentley College
Abstract
America’s 1,175 shopping malls represent a new economic, cultural, and social phenomenon. One study found that Americans spent more time at malls than anywhere except home and work. But from a fire safety perspective,how safe are shopping malls? How strict are mall fire safety codes? This article reviews the incidence of fires in shopping malls both in the U.S. and abroad,and examines the latest fire safety technology in the fields of sprinklers, alarms,signage,smoke control,and evacuation strategies. The liability of mall owners and retailers for fire safety is then explored.
Keywords
  • premises liability,
  • shopping malls,
  • fire safety
Disciplines
Publication Date
September 11, 2008
Citation Information
John O. Hayward. "Fire Safety in Shopping Malls & Premises Liability" ExpressO (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_hayward/2/