Fire Sprinklers are to be installed in every new domestic build in Wales

Wales is to become the first country in the world to have legislation making it mandatory to install sprinklers in all new build homes following the success of the Legislative Competence Order passed by the Welsh Assembly Government. Meanwhile, the deaths of three children in a house fire in East Yorkshire have prompted calls for similar law […]

Fire Brigade industrial action

Insurance brokers, Marsh Ltd, are urging companies to take extra fire safety precautions during the planned industrial action by the UK’s Fire Brigade Union.  The strikes, scheduled to take place today and on 5-7 November, represent a potentially serious threat, with an increased chance of them being unable to control a fire on their premises. […]

Weston’s Grand Pier due to re-open after devastating fire

The Grand Pier in Weston-Super-Mare, twice devastated by fire, is due to reopen tomorrow complete with a Fire Sprinkler System. The pier has lead a chequered life since its initial opening in 1904.  The theatre at the pier’s south end was destroyed by fire in 1930 when uninsured.  After a multi-million pound revamp in 2008, […]

Fire causes chaos to Hereford City Centre

A fire, believed to have started in the Card Factory Shop in Hereford City Centre, caused major damage to several historic buildings and also severe disruption to residents and businesses as it ripped through the High Town area of the city. More than 100 fire fighters, 20 fire engines, police and ambulence services attended to […]

Sprinklers save recycling plant in Kidderminster whilst Hastings Pier burns

A sprinkler system helped to save a 25,000 m2 recycling plant from major fire damage in Kidderminster, Worcstershire whilst yet another pier is savaged by flames. The fire in the recycling plant originated from a waste conveyor belt and quickly operated the automatic sprinkler system which alerted the emergency services.  The sprinklers controlled the fire […]

Blackpool disaster averted by Fire Sprinklers

Automatic Fire Sprinklers controlled a fire at a florist’s shop on Blackpool Promenade, saving the Coral Island leisure complex from disaster. Lancashire’s chief fire officer Peter Holland said: “Fires often develop rapidly and immense damage can result if left unchecked, not least due to the spread of fire to property and premises some distance away […]

Fire near Ibrox Stadium causes residential evacuation

Choking fumes from a fire at a Glasgow Tyre Storage Centre near Ranger’s Ibrox Stadium caused around 30 residents to be evacuated from their homes as firefighters battled to gain control. Tyres are deemed to be a Category IV stored goods under Technical Bulletin 217 of BS EN: 12845; amongst the most volatile of flammable […]

Sprinklers limit the damage caused by two fires

This week has seen Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems limit the damage caused by fire in two separate incidents. A retail premises in Ilkeston, Derbyshire suffered a fire in their warehouse area, the cause of which is still unknown. After early alarm was raised by the Fire Detection System the Fire Sprinkler System automatically activated, controlling […]

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