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The collation of sprinkler saves provides powerful evidence to the ability of sprinklers to greatly reduce the effects of fire!
September 29, 2017

Sprinkler Save : retail, Paisley

At 0154hrs on 27th September, Scottish F&RS received a call to a reported fire at the TK Maxx store on Phoenix retail park, Paisley. Two pumps, an aerial appliance and a salvage unit attended. On arrival it was noted that there was a secondary fire adjacent to a roller shutter door at the store which […]
September 12, 2017

Sprinkler save : student accommodation, Wolverhampton

At 23:00 on September 8th, West Midlands Fire Service received a call to Liberty Heights, a 25 storey student accommodation block in Wolverhampton. A fire had occurred when a fat pan was left unattended but when FRS personnel reached the flat, the fire had been extinguished by one head on the building’s sprinkler system. Previously […]
September 12, 2017

Sprinkler Save : school, Livingston, Scotland

At 03:11 hours on August 28th 2017, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service received a call to a report of a sprinkler activation at  Deans Community High school in Livingston. This is a 3 storey PFI school, built 2010, with a total area over all floors 15,000 m2. This fire started in a free-standing fridge within […]
September 5, 2017

Sprinkler Save : factory, Chesterfield

At 00:44 on 27th August, Derbyshire F&RS received a call to a fire at a factory producing insulation panels in Holmewood, near Chesterfield. The seat of the fire was in processed briquettes made from insulating material. The two storey factory measures  approximately 150m x 150m being of portal frame construction with cladding. The fire activated […]
May 26, 2017

School, Nottingham

Two fire appliances were called to a fire which occurred at 1538hrs on the afternoon of Friday 26th May when a fire started in a first floor toilet block in a primary school in Nottingham. The school is a new build and opened in 2016 and is owned by the local authority.The fire alarm activated […]
May 25, 2017

Waste plant, London

At 0420hrs on Thursday 25th May, London Fire Brigade received a call to a fire in a concrete storage area containing loose refuse materials at a waste transfer site in Thamesmead. Six pumps were mobilised to what may have been a protracted incident. The fire was in about 400m³ of waste material and three sprinkler […]
May 25, 2017

Retail, London

At around 1600hrs on Thursday 25th May, a fire started due to an electrical fault in a drinks chiller cabinet in a 40m x20m retail unit at the Riverdale Shopping Complex in Hither Green, London. The complex comprises 74 units over a single floor footprint of about 100m x 100m. There were 10 staff and […]
May 19, 2017

Hotel, Gateshead

Three fire appliances from Tyne & Wear F&RS were called to a fire which occurred at 0541hrs on the morning of Friday 19th May  when a frying pan had been left on an induction hob at a servery in a hotel at the Metro Centre, Gateshead. The fire alarm activated and the building was safely […]
May 4, 2017

Factory, Leicester

Workers were evacuated from an industrial unit in the early hours of 4th May, due to a fire thought to be caused by an electrical fault. Fire-fighters were called to a printers in Tollwell Road, in Beaumont Leys, Leicester, at 0200hrs. One appliance from Western Station, one from Birstall and one from Eastern attended. Staff […]
April 28, 2017

Retail, Birmingham

Birmingham’s Bullring was evacuated today as firefighters rushed to the scene in Birmingham city centre when a fire broke out at Goldsmiths jewellery store in the Upper West Hall around 1230hrs on 28th April. Shoppers and staff were told to evacuate the building over the loudspeaker as firefighters and four fire appliances rushed to the […]
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