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Fires as threatening security phenomenon: factors of influence on knowledge about fires
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This paper presents the results of quantitative research of factors influencingknowledge and perceptions of students about fire as threatening security phenomenon. Applying a multi-stage sample 3063 students from 13 secondary schools in the city of Belgrade was interviewed. Descriptive statistical analysis shows that in contrast to the 95.4% of respondents who said they knew, only 63.6% really knows what is a fire.Oonly 57.1% of respondents will react in a proper way. The results of inferential statistical analysis shows that the perception of students knowledge on fires significantly affect gender, education of father and mother, parents' employment, information via television, Internet and video games. On the other hand, the objective knowledge on fires affect gender, education of father and mother, information via television, radioand the Internet. Finally, it was found that the knowledge of proper ways to react when fir...e happened is not significantly affected by gender and way of information via television, but affected by age, education of father and mother, parents employment, information via Internet, video games and radio. Developing students security culture in relation to a fire as a threatening security phenomenon in many ways can mitigate the consequences of such events. The research results can be used as a starting point in designing the educational programs of students about fires.