Sprinkler Save : apartment block, London

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A very serious fire occurred in a block of flats in Hampstead, London. Fortunately the building was protected by an automatic fire sprinkler system installed by a BAFSA and RSA Member company. The system activated on five floors, due to the severe fire that spread from balcony to balcony. The incident clearly shows the importance… Read more »

Sprinkler save : flat, Salisbury

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A fire that broke out in a flat at Avon Reach in Middleton Road, Salisbury at 1059 on August 15th was extinguished when the sprinkler system activated – as a result, the fire damage was contained and there was minimal water damage. Group Manager Tim Gray, Head of Fire Safety, said: “Because of the quick… Read more »

Sprinkler Save : duplex apartment, London

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A fire in an airing cupboard on the half landing of a duplex apartment in an 18 storey block was suppressed by the operation of two sprinkler heads. The fire had spread from the airing cupboard, which did not have sprinkler protection, on to the half landing. The half landing door was open allowing the… Read more »

Sprinkler Demand after Grenfell Tower Disaster

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Rise in Sprinkler Demand after Grenfell Tower Disaster More than a year on from the Grenfell Tower fire and we’re still learning from the mistakes that lead to the disaster, after it was revealed that the tower was not fitted with a sprinkler system during a renovation in 2016, residents and the public were outraged… Read more »

Electrical Fire Safety And Sprinkler Systems

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It’s a worrying statistic but over 50% of domestic house fires are caused by electrical devices which are either faulty or subject to misuse. Many of these items are located in the kitchen, but other areas of the house can be at risk, and this can lead to devastating consequences. Without suitable fire protection, your… Read more »

Multiple Fire Deaths in Canadian Care Home

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Police have announced that at least 21 residents of a care home in L’Isle-Verte, Quebec died in this tragic fire. 11 other residents are not yet accounted for (0900 hrs GMT 31 Jan). Photographs of the fire scene show that the original building has been completely destroyed with only a lift shaft standing.  However a… Read more »