Sprinkler save at Inchinnan (Renfrew) engineering facility

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have shared information concerning a successful sprinkler activation at a large engineering facility at Inchinnan, Renfrew, on Sunday 26th October. The system is a tank fed wet pipe system using pendant heads. The factory concerned is engaged in the forging and machining of steel, nickel and titanium components where processes include forging, sand blasting, heat treatment, welding and brazing, machining, metal spray, chemical machining, nickel plating, polishing, penetrant Inspection, packaging, transportation and logistics take place. At about 11:30 on the day in question in question a fire occurred in the ground floor seals manufacturing area of the two st

Wisbech res care premises sprinkler save

A fire in a bedroom was extinguished last night (October 15) by a sprinkler system before fire crews arrived, minimising the damage of what would have been a severe fire. Two crews from Wisbech were called to a fire at an address in the town at around 10.15pm. The fire was out before crews arrived and everyone had safely evacuated. Crews ensured the fire was fully extinguished and left around 11.10pm. Group Commander Chris Parker said: “This is a great example of how a sprinkler system can reduce the damage caused by a fire. Had the building not been fitted with a sprinkler system, the fire would have caused significant damage to this residential building, costing thousands of pounds and

Sprinkler save at Birmingham Hippodrome

At 06:21 hours on Saturday 11th October, two fire appliances from Highgate Fire Station in Birmingham were mobilised to a report of fire at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, Hurst Street in the city centre. The theatre is fitted with automatic fire suppression and the sprinklers quickly extinguished the fire, which started in a faulty electrical advertising hoarding on a mezzanine floor inside the theatre. Following clean-up operations by fire-fighters and staff, the theatre opened as usual so that the two performances of the Royal Ballet, as programmed for that day, could go ahead as scheduled. One local press report said that; ‘Smoke from the blaze, which broke out on the mezzanine floo

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