FRAME Study of the Sofa Super Store Fire - Charleston SC, June 18, 2007. A fire occurred on the evening of June 18, 2007, in the Sofa Super Store at 1807 Savannah Highway, Charleston, South Carolina. The fire swept from the rear to the front of the main showroom extremely quickly, and then into the west and east showrooms. Nine fire fighters from the Charleston Fire Department were killed in the fire. This catastrophic has been the subject of an extensive research by NIST and the recently (October 2010) published draft report of this incident, (extracts of the report are shown here in italic) is a good reference for testing FRAME. The purpose of this FRAME study is to check if it could have indicated the potential of a catastrophic in this building, and to see what recommendations the FRAME user should have developed from the risk assessment.  Read more on this case study ... Fire at the Detention Centre Schiphol Oost,  The Netherlands,  October 26, 2005. In the night of 26 to 27 October 2005, the detention centre at Schiphol-Oost was struck by a large fire shortly before midnight. Eleven cell occupants died in their cells during the fire, as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Due to the fact that a cell door was left open after the rescue of one of the cell occupants, and a large quantity of flammable material was present in the cell, a large amount of smoke developed in the corridor and the fire was able to develop further. Read more on this case here ... Imperial Foods Processing Plant Fire at Hamlet, NC, September 3, 1991 On Tuesday, September 3, 1991, at approximately 8:15 am, a fire occurred at the Imperial Foods Processing Plant in Hamlet, North Carolina resulting in 25 fatalities and 54 injuries. The intense fire quickly spread products of combustion throughout the plant causing employees to search for available exits. Although many of the estimated 90 occupants escaped without incident, others found exterior doors unavailable and sought alternative means of escape. Not all of those who remained were able to be rescued and many perished.  Read more on this case here... A case of Arson: The Gothenburg Dance hall fire in 1998 This fire case has been documented in an NFPA case study report, that can be found on www.nfpa.org and was thoroughly studied by the Swedish authorities. Several tests were made to find out what happened and a computer simulation of the fire was made, using the SOFIE CFD-model. The results of these findings were reported in BRANDPOSTEN, the magazine of the Swedish National Testing and Research Institute, which can be downloaded from www.sp.se. Should / Could FRAME have been used in such a case? Maybe yes, probably no. Read more on this case here ... The Dusseldorf Airport Fire of April 11, 1996. During the worst fire in the history of Düsseldorf and the incident with the highest loss of life in the Federal Republic of Germany since the end of World War 2,17 civilians died, 72 people suffered serious injuries, and several hundred people suffered minor injuries. The cost of the damage is still not completely known, as some areas of the airport have not been restored to full operation. Estimates vary between 300 million and 1 billion German Marks (approximately U.S. $200 million to $600 million).  A FRAME analysis has been made of the situation before the fire and of the new concept design, read more here..  More examples can be found in the Archive ....