Category Archives: Residential

Sprinklers Stop Fire: Care Home, Dartford

Sprinklers successfully stopped and extinguished a fire in a Dartford Care Home in the early hours of 23rd September.  The fire started in a laundry room and was fully put out before the arrival of Kent Fire and Rescue Service. … 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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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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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Children’s Accommodation Unit, Airdrie, Lanarkshire

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service report that on Sunday 4th November, a small fire occurred in a ground floor bedroom of a two storey children’s accommodation unit in Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Potentially this could have had serious consequences. However, a single … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Hotel, Sheffield City Centre

It is reported that a single sprinkler head saved a leading City Centre hotel from a major fire last weekend.  The blaze broke out in a 5th floor cleaner’s cupboard but was quickly extinguished by the sprinkler.  The system was back in action within … 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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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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