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


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 [...]
March 27, 2023

Sprinklers save a factory & a retail unit

Within the first two weeks of March, automatic sprinklers have actuated controlling fires in a shoe factory and a shop in an out of town retail park thus yet again illustrating the effectiveness of sprinklers to protect businesses and communities from fire whilst safeguarding firefighters when attending an incident. In Leicester on 2nd March Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service attended a [...]
March 14, 2023

SPRINKLERSAVE: Farnborough recycling centre

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service attended a fire just after midnight at a waste management and recycling centre in Farnborough. On arrival crews identified that approximately 20 tonnes of household waste was alight within a single-storey warehouse. The fire had been contained/controlled by the actuation of the premises drencher sprinkler system [...]
March 7, 2023

SprinklerSave: Residential block, London

SprinklerSave: Residential block, London London Fire Brigade were called to a fire in a 12 storey block of flats in Thamesmead. On arrival they discovered that 2 sprinkler heads had actuated resulting in the fire being extinguished. The cause of the fire is believed to have been accidental involving an incense oil burner. Noone was [...]
February 16, 2023

SprinklerSave : LPG forklift in warehouse

A recent SprinklerSave, reported by Cheshire FRS illustrates yet again the efficient nature of a properly installed and maintained sprinkler system… CFRS have reported a fire involving a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) powered forklift truck within a warehouse resulted in the activation of the premises commercial sprinkler system. 1x sprinkler head actuated immediately above the [...]
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