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LFB report that a sprinkler system in a halls of residence block on Greenwich High Road operated to sucessfully suppress a kitchen fire on 4 October at 1954 hrs. LFB disptached 20 firefighters and four appliances to the location and stated ‘The fire started in a communal kitchen on the seventh floor and is believed… Read more »

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On Friday 29th August 2014 at 05:00 hrs Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire on the Beaumont Industrial Estate. Two appliances from Banbury attended. On arrival they were confronted with heavy smoke emerging from open roller shutter door of a warehouse. Everyone had been evacuated by quick thinking employees… Read more »

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Lincolnshire F&RS report a successful activation of a Personal Protection System (PPS) which occurred on Tuesday 19th August 2014. The system had been installed by Lincolnshire F&RS to protect a vulnerable person living in a sheltered housing scheme in the city which offers supported living for older people. The fire occurred in a waste bin located… Read more »

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in October, the FPA/RISCA will be launching a major initiative entitled ‘FPA Safe Futures Campaign’ in a bid to get government to consider the 3 highest priority topics that RISCAuthority Members have established require urgent attention at the next review of Building Regulations. Whilst we have sought and achieved face-to-face representation on these subjects, the… Read more »

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Fire service advice to install sprinklers in Eastbourne Pier which was badly damaged by fire last week to have recommended a sprinkler system was installed on Eastbourne Pier twice in recent years ‘was ignored by the pier’s owner’s. Andy Reynolds, director of prevention and protection at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, said the owners of Eastbourne… Read more »

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On 23rd June 2014 South Yorkshire FRS reports that a fire occurred in the reception area at the Old Mill Lane site of Barnsley College. An electrical short circuit caused the fire which then actuated one sprinkler head in the immediate area. Fire Crews attending reported that the fire was out on arrival. There was… Read more »

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Parkside Court in Chelmsford has become the first tower block in Essex to be fully fitted with a sprinkler suppression system thanks to match funding from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Sprinklers have been fitted in all 53 flats as well as all communal areas in the 15 storey block. It is the first… Read more »