More Fires in Buildings Without Fire Sprinklers

More Fires in Buildings Without Fire Sprinklers

Fire affected a 19-storey tower block last weekend at development near Canary Wharf which reportedly had cladding similar to Grenfell Tower. Thankfully no lives were lost but 2 people were taken to hospital for the effect of smoke inhalation. There was no functioning...
Calls for Legislation Change to Protect Schools

Calls for Legislation Change to Protect Schools

Derbyshire Chief Fire Officer Calls On Government To Change Fire Safety Legislation To Protect Schools Derbyshire’s Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive (CFO) Gavin Tomlinson, who is also the National Fire Chief Council Lead for Sprinklers, is calling on Government to...
Another school destroyed by fire did not have sprinklers

Another school destroyed by fire did not have sprinklers

A primary school destroyed in a fire last week did not have a sprinkler system, it has emerged. A major blaze ripped through Harrington Junior School in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, on 28 May during refurbishment work. Last year, the county council spent £30,800 replacing...
Updated Guidance -Sprinklers Over 11m

Updated Guidance -Sprinklers Over 11m

Amended Building Regulations require fire sprinklers in all buildings above 11mt high.   Following the tragedy of Grenfell government were finally moved to listen to the whole fire sector who had been warning of further deadly fires following the events at Lakenal...
Fire Sprinkler Endorsement

Fire Sprinkler Endorsement

Shropshire fire service endorses national campaign to implement sprinkler systems The National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) National Sprinkler Week, which runs from Monday until the end of next week, highlights the importance of sprinkler systems for keeping...
Government changes to building safety.

Government changes to building safety.

New measures announced include mandatory sprinkler systems and consistent wayfinding signage in all new high-rise blocks of flats over 11 metres tall. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has today (2 April 2020) announced ambitious steps to further reform the building...
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