Closing data gaps and paving the way for pan-European fire safety efforts


The aim of this pilot project is to analyse the terminology used and the data collected by the Member States regarding building fires. This will identify the collection difficulties and interpretation differences and propose a common terminology and a method to collect the necessary data.

The main tasks that are carried out are the following:

  1. Diagnostic of terminology, data collection and interpretation issues
  2. Terminology and data collection survey
  3. Identification of data needed for decision making
  4. Analysis of data collection methodologies
  5. Definition of a common terminology
  6. Cost/benefit assessment methodology to support policy decisions
  7. Case study using cost/benefit assessment methodology
  8. Description of a future data collection method

We expect that the outcome of this project will allow for knowledge-based decisions regarding fire safety and enable potential opportunities for actions and initiatives that can support the efforts of the Member States with respect to fire safety and fire prevention.

Consortium members

This project is carried out by a consortium composed of nine international fire safety institutions that are based in Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and USA. Links to the individual partner websites are provided below: 

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM)
Centre for Fire Statistics of CTIF (CFS-CTIF)
Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DBI)
Efectis (Consortium leader in the project)
Lund University
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh
The European Fire Safety Alliance (EuroFSA)


EU FireStat is a 17-month project that is finance by the European Parliament and commissioned by the European Commission's Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). 

Grant Number: 760/PP/GRO/PPA/19/11229. 

Final Report 

The project ended 27th January 2022. You can find the final report here.  


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