Vol. 9 No. 4 (2021): Business & Management Studies: An International Journal

An integrated approach for fire extinguishers selection with DEMATEL and TODIM methods

Mesut Ulu
Lecturer, Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Balıkesir, Turkey
Hasan Şahin
Assist. Prof. Dr, Bursa Technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Bursa, Turkey

Published 2021-12-25

How to Cite

Ulu, M., & Şahin, H. (2021). An integrated approach for fire extinguishers selection with DEMATEL and TODIM methods. Business &Amp; Management Studies: An International Journal, 9(4), 1696–1707. https://doi.org/10.15295/bmij.v9i4.1928


Fire is a type of disaster that has caused significant loss of property and life from past to present. If the necessary measures are not taken, they cause serious property damage, interruption of processes, death and injury. Especially in industrial facilities, the density of flammable, explosive and hazardous chemicals, chimneys, hot surfaces, static electricity and electrical hazards, hot work increases the risk of fire. Therefore, necessary precautions should be taken. The choice of extinguisher device, which includes both passive and active precaution in fire safety, provides the correct intervention in case of possible fire. In case of being a fire, it is necessary to quickly and easily extinguish without damaging the system. For this reason, choosing the right extinguisher is important. In this study, effective criteria were determined by negotiating with supplier companies for the selection of suitable fire extinguishers. After scoring for the criteria, the weights of the criteria were determined by DEMATEL method. With TODIM method, appropriate fire extinguishing agent selection and sequencing were made.


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