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The collation of sprinkler saves provides powerful evidence to the ability of sprinklers to greatly reduce the effects of fire!
February 14, 2024

BAFSA celebrates 50 years supporting the sprinkler industry

BAFSA kicked of its 50th anniversary celebrations at the House of Lords last week with a special lunch in the Attlee Room to mark the occasion. The association which was founded in 1974, invited 50 key stakeholders from across the fire safety sector and honoured guests including, Lord David Goddard, Sir Ken Knight, Bob Blackman [...]
January 25, 2024

According to Home Office Fire Statistics 66% of the 160 plus fires attended by Fire and Rescue Services at student halls of residence in 2019/20 were started by cooking appliances.

Triangle Fire recently reported to us a classic example of this type of incident, with a sprinkler activation in a 5th floor communal kitchen at a hall of residence in Essex. The fire was caused by a hot oil spillage from a chip pan in the six-storey tall building.  The fire was extinguished by the actuation [...]
November 30, 2023

Midlands Housing Association activation

Hat’s off to Midlands housing association Wolverhampton Homes for their commitment to fire safety and the protection of their residents.  The housing association had the foresight to install residential fire sprinkler systems in all its properties and last month two sprinkler heads were actuated when a resident’s sofa caught fire due to an unattended lit [...]
November 20, 2023

South Wales house fire sprinkler save

BAFSA member RSP Fire Sprinkler Systems ( https://www.rspsprinklersystems.co.uk ) have reported how a house fire caused by an accident involving a cigarette lighter was quickly brought under control by the actuation of a single sprinkler head. The fire broke out on the 18 November 2023 in a bedroom in a private home in the South Wales [...]
July 10, 2023

Another kitchen fire, another sprinkler save

Kitchens are the seat of more fires than any other location in purpose-built blocks of flats, according to statistics from BAFSA’s Incident Data Report No 3. BAFSA’s Incident data report No3 And this image, shared by Triangle Fire Systems, from an incident on June 25, at a residential block of flats in Birmingham shows the [...]
June 1, 2023

Sprinklers contain kitchen fire at Brighton assisted living complex

Eldery residents, at an assisted living complex in Brighton, were protected from a potentially devastating kitchen fire, thanks to the fact that the property management company had had the foresight to fit an automatic sprinkler system at the premises. Four pumping appliances from Brighton, Roedean & Hove were mobilised to the incident on the 5th [...]
May 23, 2023

Birmingam Council thanked by mum for fitting life saving sprinklers

A West Midlands mum has thanked Birmingham City Council for ensuring that a ‘life-saving’ sprinkler system had been installed in her tenth-floor flat when a fire caused by an electric bike cut off her family’s only escape route out of the building. Even though 25 firefighters were mobilised and at the scene within three minutes [...]
May 16, 2023

BAFSA publishes Greater London Review of fire sprinkler activations

A new publication that focuses on incidents in Greater London where fire sprinklers have helped protect our communities from fire has been published BAFSA in time for this year’s Sprinkler Week ( 15-22nd May). Fire Sprinklers: Greater London Review, provides powerful evidence of the role sprinklers play, as part of an appropriate package of fire [...]
April 19, 2023

SPRINKLERS PROTECT THE VULNERABLE IN WALES

Pembrokeshire Specialised Housing Sprinkler Activation Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service responded to fire involving a Specialised Housing scheme resulting in the activation of the premises residential sprinkler system. Specialised housing contains some of the most vulnerable members of society,  many suffering with physical/cognitive, and mental health issues affecting their ability to react [...]
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