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12 Apr 2023

The CTIF Center for Fire Statistics has contributed three chapters in two major text book publications


The CTIF Center for World Fire Statistics has contributed three chapters in two recent publications by Nova Publishers. The author credits goe to Peter Wagner, Sergei V. Sokolov and Nikolay N. Bruschlinsky.


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The Challenges of Disaster Planning, Management, and Resilience


CTIF contributions in this book in Chapter 16. 100 Years – 100 Cities: Evaluation of Urban Fire Risks

Peter Wagner and Sergei Sokolov
Center of Fire Statistics of CTIF, Berlin, Germany

Major disasters, both natural and man-made, have led to an increased need to improve the effectiveness of existing prevention, mitigation, and response capabilities. The types of disasters that many countries face depend to some extent on their geography and climate, and as a result, they have built different response strategies. There is evidence of a growing vulnerability to disasters as the worsening conditions of climate change may increase the destruction of human life, ecosystems, and infrastructures. This book aims to explore and analyze different approaches and practices in dealing with both traditional and novel forms of resilience and crisis and suggest a way forward for science based on correct decision-making at different levels.

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Novel Approaches in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management


In this book, the CTIF Centre of Fire Statistics has contributed the following chapters:

Chapter 1. Problems of Fire Safety in the Modern World (pp. 1-66), (Center of Fire Statistics CTIF)

 Chapter 7. Modeling the Process of Fire and Rescue Services Activities (pp. 181-304), (Center of Fire Statistics CTIF)

CTIF contributions by Nikolay N. Bruschlinsky, Sergei V. Sokolov and Peter Wagner. 

Nowadays, governments are more often than not confronted with crises that are so unforeseen (i.e., the 9/11 attacks), so unexpected in nature or in extent (i.e., the SARS and H1N1 pandemic outbreaks, the Indian Ocean tsunami or Hurricane Katrina) and with such extensive social and economic effects that they may seem almost impossible to deal with. Yet, the successful management of these forms of crisis is possible. As prior experience has demonstrated, success in limiting the effects of major hazards on people and property relies not only on the active involvement and effective coordination of a variety of actors at different levels of state governance, but also on the preparation and the ability to react rapidly, efficiently and effectively to unexpected events. Ensuring that national authorities have the right technical instruments (reformed risk, crisis and disaster management systems, and an adequate institutional framework) for managing disasters is of critical importance for the success of such a venture. However, as this book intends to show, human capital remains the most important factor in this equation.

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