Category Archives: Domestic

Sprinklers Stop Fire: Domestic Property, Chelmsford, Essex

At just before a quarter to eleven on the night of Monday 12th May, a fire occurred in a house in Chelmsford, Essex.  Essex Fire and Rescue Service mobilised two appliances to the incident. It is reported that a fire … Continue reading

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Successful campaign to install Sprinkler systems in new-builds and tower blocks in Widnes and Runcorn

A campaign to install sprinkler systems in high-rise buildings has won the backing of Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board. The executive board, the main decision-making body of the Council, heard that firefighters believe in the benefits of the water systems and are … Continue reading

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Update on Wales Fire Sprinkler Legislation

Although in February 2011, the National Assembly for Wales passed legislation entitled The Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure, a row has subsequently ensued regarding implementation of new regulations which would allow the Assembly to make automatic fire suppression systems compulsory … Continue reading

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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue continue to invest in sprinkler campaign

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue, together with Derbyshire County Council, have long been leading advocates in the promotion of domestic and residential fire sprinklers.  Having already agreed to provide £200,000 funding in March 2012 for the retrofitting of sprinklers in domestic … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Residential Tower Block, Leeds

Crews for West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service were called to a tower block at Scargill Grange, Leeds on 14/12/12  following reports of a fire. A fire service spokesman said: “The report was of a fire in a lift shaft. … Continue reading

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Ignoring CFOA report “would be tantamount to negligence”

A report commissioned by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) and undertaken by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) was officially launched on November 15, 2012. The report concludes that residential sprinklers as additional safety measures are cos-effective for: all residential … Continue reading

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Fatal flat fire prompts fresh new-build sprinklers call

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has repeated calls for changes to building regulations that would see sprinkler systems in all newly-built homes. The move comes following the death of 63-year-old Susan Walker, who was fatally injured when a fire tore … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Domestic Apartment, Brunswick Place, Hove

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service report that an automatic fire sprinkler system successfully extinguished a fire in the kitchen of a domestic apartment in Brunswick Place, Hove.  The 5 floor property is leased by B&H City Council and is … Continue reading

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BBC Report on CFOA Campaign for Domestic Sprinklers

The report (click here) includes coverage of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue’s recent sprinkler awareness demonstration as well as footage of the Callow Mount retrofit project.Derbyshire F&RS’s campaign includes promotion of CFOA’s e-petition.    

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Wales to enforce Domestic Sprinkler Legislation

Legislation passed by the Welsh Parliament on February 16th 2011 is to be enforced by September 2013, the Welsh Government announced today. Environment Minister John Griffiths said today he was pressing ahead with the scheme: “We must seek to prevent avoidable death … Continue reading

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