Fire sensors for safer urban communities

Author: Dr.Uzma Alam

The Fire Sensors Project, is a pilot project generally targeting households on the use of emerging technology to reduce fire risks. KRCS is implementing the pilot project whose main objective is to install and test an already existing fire sensor in an informal settlement to improve early detection and early response of fires. Other activities involve developing response mechanisms and advocacy to raise community awareness and continuous community engagement to ensure that community members drive the sensor refining process and ensure that community members receive the education and skills for user-driven innovation. ICHA is involved in providing the technical advice on the operational research component.