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FireNet-v2: Improved Lightweight Fire Detection Model for Real-Time IoT Applications

Shees, Anwer; Ansari, Mohammad Samar; Varshney, Akshay; Asghar, Mamoona Naveed; Kanwal, Nadia


Anwer Shees

Mohammad Samar Ansari

Akshay Varshney

Mamoona Naveed Asghar


Fire hazards cause huge ecological, social and economical losses in day to day life. Due to the rapid increase in the prevalence of fire accidents, it has become vital to equip the assets with fire prevention systems. There have been numerous researches to build a fire detection model in order to avert such accidents, with recent approaches leveraging the enormous improvements in computer vision deep learning models. However, most deep learning models have to compromise with their performance and accurate detection to maintain a reasonable inference time and parameter count. In this paper, we present a customized lightweight convolution neural network for early detection of fire. By virtue of low parameter count, the proposed model is amenable to embedded applications in real-time fire monitoring equipment, and even upcoming fire monitoring approaches such as unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). The fire detection results show marked improvement over the predecessor low-parameter-count models, while further reducing the number of trainable parameters. The overall accuracy of FireNet-v2, which has only 318, 460 parameters, was found to be 98.43% when tested over Foggia's dataset.


Shees, A., Ansari, M. S., Varshney, A., Asghar, M. N., & Kanwal, N. (2023). FireNet-v2: Improved Lightweight Fire Detection Model for Real-Time IoT Applications. Procedia Computer Science, 218, 2233-2242.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 31, 2023
Publication Date 2023
Deposit Date Jun 12, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jun 30, 2023
Journal Procedia Computer Science
Print ISSN 1877-0509
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 218
Pages 2233-2242
Keywords Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; Materials Science (miscellaneous); Business and International Management
Additional Information This article is maintained by: Elsevier; Article Title: FireNet-v2: Improved Lightweight Fire Detection Model for Real-Time IoT Applications; Journal Title: Procedia Computer Science; CrossRef DOI link to publisher maintained version:; Content Type: article; Copyright: © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.


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