Emergency Egress Unit

In the case of fire, how do we plan for safe exit? After learning how fire marshalls evaluate buildings for safety, students model how people would exit a building in the event of an emergency. Are more exits needed? Can everyone get out alive?

The primary goal of this unit is to engage students in simple interactive activities to explore human behavior during emergencies and egress concepts, and in the use, modification, and creation of agent-based models to conduct experiments on simple virtual emergency egress situations.

Partners and Sponsors: National Science Foundation, City of Santa Fe Fire Marshall, Redfish Group.