Since the fireworks disaster, a café fire, the shock has been pretty good. How did this happen? Who is really responsible for fire safety and the consequences in these situations? These are the questions that are asked again and again. One thing is certain: the events have placed the subject of fire protection and with it the measures to be taken for fleeing and evicting prominently on the agenda of governments, designers, managers and users of buildings. The Alders Committee concluded, among other things, that the regulations regarding fire prevention are sufficient. The problem is, however, that these regulations are not always interpreted and maintained unambiguously.