Category Archives: Education

Sprinklers Stop Fire: Gateshead School

A school in Gateshead has been saved from being destroyed by a fire thanks to its sprinkler suppression systems. This is in stark contrast to a school in Leyland, Lancashire which had a fire just days later (2 September) and has been … Continue reading

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Fire Chief Renews Calls For Sprinkler Systems

Warwickshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Andy Hickmott has today renewed the call for sprinklers to be fitted in schools, social housing, new builds and high rise buildings. This comes following a blaze that destroyed St Mary’s Catholic College in Lancashire which … Continue reading

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South Wales Fire & Rescue advise installation of sprinklers to all school renovations and new builds

Following a major fire on Tuesday suffered by Betws Primary School, near Bridgend, South Wales Fire & Rescue are advising that fire sprinklers be made mandatory to all school renovations and new builds. SWFRS’s Group Manager, Graeme Smith said: “What … Continue reading

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Safer Suffolk Fire Sprinkler Coalition

Suffolk Fire & Rescue hosted a seminar aimed at promoting fire sprinkler systems and dispelling some of the incorrect myths associated with them.  Guest keynote speakers included: Local MP for Lowestoft Peter Aldous, who himself is an advocate of Fire … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Parkwood Academy School, Sheffield

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service report that a sprinkler system installed at the new Parkwood Academy school successfully contained an electrical fire and alerted fire crews.

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Fire Sprinkler Stop: Birmingham Student Accommodation

A fire was successfully extinguished by a Sprinkler System in a 6 storey block of student accommodation in Baggot Street, Birmingham on Tuesday 31st January 2012.  The fire originated in the communal lounge area of a seven person apartment in … Continue reading

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Angus Council to install fire sprinklers in all new homes

Angus Council have taken the bold decision to install Fire Sprinkler System in all its new build domestic properties. Cara Ferrier, housing manager for Angus Council said: “In total 149 houses are being built in Angus. These are the first, … Continue reading

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Dorset Fire Chief calls for Fire Sprinklers as standard

Darren Gunter, the Chief Fire Officer of Dorset Fire and Rescue Service has joined the calls for Fire Sprinkler Systems to be made mandatory in all new schools and care homes. He also backs the CFOA’s campaign endorsing changes in legislation … Continue reading

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Sprinkler extinguishes fire in Newcastle school

A fire sprinkler system successfully extinguished a fire in a classroom of Walbottle Campus, Newcastle upon Tyne.  The fire originated from a faulty electric heat lamp in the school’s Animal Care Classroom on Saturday 28/01/12.  All of the animals within the … Continue reading

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London Fire Brigade: fire in a school every 3 days

Statistics issued by the London Fire Brigade show that there is the equivalent to a fire in a London every third day.  These figures have prompted the organisation to increase their calls to the Government to make school Fire Sprinkler Systems mandatory. … Continue reading

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