Fire every 3 days in London schools

New figures released by London Fire Brigade show that last year, there was one fire every three days in the capital’s schools, colleges and nurseries –  the equivalent of one fire for nearly every school day. Fire chiefs say these statistics should serve as a stark reminder of why sprinklers need to be installed in […]

Wessex Foods, Lowestoft: A Factory Fire that could have been avoided

11th July 2010: Around 100 Fire Fighters and 14 Fire Engines from all over Suffolk were called to a blaze at the Wessex Foods factory in Lowestoft after a small fire spread quickly and uncontrollably through the frozen foods packaging facility. It took 10 days and 52 million litres of water to completely extinguish the […]

Some praise from a Customer:

“I have spoken to our insurers regarding the recommendations from the sprinkler system survey which you carried out for us. “…they were extremely pleased on how thorough and detailed the survey was and this gave them confidence in both your company and the system that you maintain for us.”

Sprinklers maintained by Fire Security (Sprinkler Installations) Ltd stop fire

Thanks to a Sprinkler System designed and maintained by Fire Security (Sprinkler Installations) Ltd, a potentially more damaging fire was averted at a Haverhill factory leading to praise from the fire service. Two engines from Haverhill were called to Marchant Manufacturing after the building became heavily smoke-logged. The fire had started in a recycling machine at the factory but firefighters were only required to spend 30 minutes […]

Sprinklers stop fire in Tescos, Plymouth

A fire broke out in the cafe of a Tesco Supermarket in Plymouth on Wednesday evening following a fault with a kitchen refrigeration unit. Two fire crews were called to the site at 1am.  Watch commander Dave Marsh said “The fire was harsh in and around the refrigerator unit and had gone up into the ceiling. […]

Sprinklers stop fire in Clintons, Peterborough

A blaze broke out at Clinton Cards, near to the front of the shopping centre, at 1pm on Tuesday 11th January. An arsonist is being hunted by police after the fire forced a wing of Peterborough’s Queensgate shopping centre to be evacuated. Thankfully though, it did not spread past its initial point of a display […]

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. […]

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