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Nordic Fire and Safety Days 2017

DTU Civil Engineering is co-organizing Nordic Fire & Safety Days – a yearly conference dealing with risk and fire safety, that has grown to be the largest conference of its kind in the Nordic countries.

Nordic Fire & Safety Days (NFSD) is a yearly conference, putting focus on risk and fire safety research in the Nordic countries.

This year the conference will be held in Copenhagen from the 17th -18th of August.

The conference is arranged by the Nordic universities and research institutions, working with risk and fire safety. The conference language is English.

NFSD 2017 will include 63 presentations, distributed within the following topics:

  • Fire dynamics
  • Fire chemistry
  • Fire detection and supression
  • Forensics 
  • Structural fire safety
  • Off shore fires
  • Transportation
  • Management of rescue service
  • Multi hazard control
  • Safety management
  • Health and environmental risks
  • Societal activities and resilience
  • Risk and innovations
  • Residential fires
  • Decision-making
  • Evacuation
  • Crowd management 
  • Human behavior

Download the full conference program here.

Main speakers

The main speakers at the conference provide an international perspective on fire safety and fire fighting.

Dr. Jürgen Troitzsch, Fire and Environmental Protection Service (FEPS), Switzerland

Dr. Jürgen Troitzsch is the first main speaker at the conference. The title of his lecture is: “Furniture fire properties and their importance for domestic fire safety”. This lecture will be held on the first day of the conference, the 17th of August.

Ed Claridge, Principal Fire Engineer in Auckland, New Zealand

The second main speaker of the conference, Ed Claridge, gives a lecture under the title: “Fire brigade intervention method – accounting for the actions of the fire service”. This lecture will be held on the second day of the conference, the 18th of August.


The conference is held by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark, Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Lund University, Aalto University, Luleå University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Stavanger, University College Haugesund and Iceland University, as well as VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and the Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology.

More information about the conference, including registration, time and place, can be found on the conference website.

Keynote speakers
Keynote speakers


Thu 17 Aug 17 8:00 -
Fri 18 Aug 17 17:30




Aalborg University, Copenhagen,

A.C. Meyers Vænge 15

2450 Copenhagen SV