2014 Bernadette Hartley award

It is with great pleasure that the NFSN can announce that the recipient of the 2014 Bernadette Hartley Memorial Award has been named as Watch Manager (retired) David John from West Midlands Fire Service. A total of six nominations were received which included Installers, Fire and Rescue Services as well as individuals from within the 'sprinkler fraternity'. All nomination were then carefully considered by each of the NFSN Executive Council before casting votes for each nominee. The submission for David received a majority of votes from the awarding panel. Certificates of Commendation have been awarded to the five runners up in appreciation of the work they have been undertaken to promote spr

Tyneside factory sprinkler save

On Friday 13th March, a manufacturing company in Tyne and Wear experienced a fire in a wall mounted process heater at their 5000 m² single storey factory. The Incident Commander confirmed that one sprinkler activated and successfully suppressed and extinguished the fire. In addition the sprinkler cooled 2 barrels of solvent which had the potential to further fuel the fire. The heating unit was destroyed by fire, but the intervention of the sprinkler system mitigated and kept the total damage to under 10% of the building. No injuries were reported

Dundee care home sprinkler save

At just before 01:20 in the early hours of Sunday 15th February a fire occurred in a first floor bedroom at a care home in Balhousie, Dundee. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service mobilised three appliances to the incident at the 3 storey building, constructed of block work with internal timber partitions and metallic roofing. Upon arrival it was found that a single recessed sprinkler head in the affected bedroom had actuated and suppressed the fire which was confined to bedding material. Scottish FRS personnel were then able to extinguish the fire and ventilate the room without too much difficulty It is reported that damage was limited to 16m² of the 965m² building and 46 persons were in the bui

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