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Call for sprinklers in schools

Call for sprinklers in schools

Posted by DML on Aug 27, 2015

Call for South Yorkshire schools to install sprinklers after 50 blazes in two years Wednesday 26 August 2015 FIRE officers are calling on South Yorkshire schools to consider installing sprinkler systems, after attending more than 50 blazes in two years. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say many of the incidents were deliberately started fires on school grounds, such as bin and grass fires. But other incidents involved school buildings, prompting safety officers to issue their warning.Technical fire safety manager, Amy Jenkinson, said: “When you consider the huge costs associated with a school fire such as rebuilding, temporary relocation, loss of equipment and pupil’s academic work, it seems like an obvious move to install a sprinkler system, but many schools still don’t. Above everything else, sprinklers give added protection to the pupils and staff at the school, and the firefighters who respond to tackle the fire.”The fire service was called to 59 incidents at schools between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2015.Of these, 15 started accidentally whilst 43 were arson and one was an unknown cause. In 2012 firefighters attended a blaze at the then newly opened Parkwood Academy in the early hours of the morning, but a sprinkler system activated immediately, containing the fire and raising the alarm.In contrast, a fire at Campsmount school in Doncaster in 2009 caused millions of pounds worth of damage and the entire facility had to be rebuilt. The school did not have sprinklers fitted. Fire also destroyed Edlington Comprehensive School, which had recently closed, in January 2009.South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has already helped pioneer a drive for sprinklers to be installed...

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Tristan & Jennifer Married

Tristan & Jennifer Married

Posted by DML on Aug 25, 2015

Tristan Rhodes who is the Projects Director here at NFS married Jennifer Higgs on Sunday and they are off to the Maldives on their...

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UK Build Show Exhibition.

UK Build Show Exhibition.

Posted by DML on Aug 18, 2015

We’ll be exhibiting at UK Construction Week on 6-8 October at the NEC, Birmingham. We would like to invite you and your colleagues to the show to visit us at our stand B4/1202. To get your FREE ticket, find out the latest show news and view seminar programme, please visit http://www.ukconstructionweek.com/build-show We look forward to meeting you at the...

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Firefighters tackle large blaze at paper mill

Firefighters tackle large blaze at paper mill

Posted by DML on Aug 14, 2015

Snodland: Firefighters tackle large blaze at paper mill12 August 2015by Ed McConnellemcconnell@thekmgroup.co.uk A tonne of paper was destroyed after a fire broke out at a mill in Snodland this morning.Five engines raced to the Smurfit Kappa Townsend Hook site in Mill Street at 8.41am, after the blaze started in a machine. It was quickly brought under control thanks to the company’s sprinkler system and by crews using breathing apparatus, and hose reel jets. The Smurfit Kappa Townsend Hook paper mill in SnodlandFirefighter remained at the site until 2pm.A spokesman for Smurfit Kappa said that the fire had caused minimal disruption to the firm and praised the fire service for their swift actions. No one was injured. Details of damage have not yet been released. Source: Snodland: Firefighters tackle large blaze at paper...

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Sprinkler System Prevents Fire Spread

Sprinkler System Prevents Fire Spread

Posted by DML on Aug 7, 2015

Today at around 3.45 pm at Express Shop Equipment premises in Catton road Arnold Nottingham a dust extraction unit in the joinery workshop caught fire. Notts fire and rescue attended with two appliances. Nationwide fire were called out to shut off the sprinkler installation (as no one on site knew how to do this). Crew manager Zac Goodspeed told Keith Rhodes that upon arrival they found 1 sprinkler head above the unit had been set off and had prevented the fire from spreading to other plant and materials, but the unit was on fire internally and had badly smoke logged the workshop. They deployed 1 hose and 1 jet to extinguish the fire. Owner Paul Jeffries told us that he didn't realise the sprinkler system was live, but that it had saved his premises. His main concern was now fulfilling customer orders. The sprinkler system is very old and has not been maintained for more than 15 years. It runs off the town main but has no means of isolation. The activation has caused some fractures in pipework which the owners seem now willing to deal with and reinstate the whole...

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The Shard evacuated after fire

The Shard evacuated after fire

Posted by DML on Aug 6, 2015

  The Shard has been evacuated. London Fire Brigade was sent to the building – the tallest in Western Europe – after a “small oven fire” in one of the restaurants on the 33rd floor. Around 100 cusomers were forced to evacuate and the blaze was extinguished by sprinklers fitted in the iconic building .Station Manager Matt Burrows said:”The building’s sprinkler system did its job and suppressed the fire in its early stages, which prevented any serious damage.“ This incident highlights the clear benefits of sprinklers to businesses and we would urge all companies to install them.”As well as being potentially life saving devices, sprinklers and other fire suppression systems help with business continuity by minimising disruption and allowing businesses to get back to normal as soon as possible.” Source: The Shard evacuated after fire | UK | News | Daily...

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