Home Safety for All – Project focused on mapping the number of individuals living in industrial housing

Following a tragic fire in Bræðraborgarstígur street in Reykjavík last year where three people died, the Minister of Social Affairs and Children asked the Icelandic Housing and Construction Authority to propose improvements to fire safety in places where people reside.


Today a joint project focused on mapping the number of individuals living in industrial housing in the greater Reykjavík area is starting and will take around three months to complete. A group of inspectors will visit industrial buildings and talk to the individuals living there about the fire protection conditions and their social circumstances. All information gathered will be non-personally identifiable.


www.homesafety.is is a  website in six languages, dedicated to the project.


Original press release with more information about the project here below:





Dagur B. Eggertsson, mayor of Reykjavík (centre) along with Anna Guðmunda Ingvarsdóttir (left) and Halla Gunnarsdóttir (right), introducing the project on a press meeting at the city fire department.

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