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Emergency evacuations: how to deal with the issue of ‘bystander apathy’

It has been noted numerous times, in multiple studies, that building occupants often ignore or are slow to respond to standard fire alarm sounders: this is ‘bystander apathy’. This article looks at the issue and suggests some solutions when conducting emergency evacuations. Bystander apathy is a condition where people ignore an emergency. Specifically, they believe someone…

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