Fire Service Industry News: Examining Fire Safety in Shopping Malls

11/26/2012
The ubiquitous indoor shopping mall has changed our buying habits forever, drawing in customers to shop under one convenient roof.  But the changing nature of the sector also has implications for re-examining fire safety. In the USA, there is more than seven billion square feet of shopping center space.  If you divide that by the total US population, it gives a footprint of over 23 square feet of shopping center space per person. However, although retail employs more than 14 million employees in America, about one in 10 workers, the sector is under threat -- from the virtual shopping mall of the internet, to the rise and rise of low cost and discount stores. The last indoor U...

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