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School on Fire in North Shields

Breaking news…Firefighters are currently tackling a fire at St Thomas More Roman Catholic Academy in North Shields. The blaze was reported in the early hours of today (Tuesday). At the scene, more than 20 firefighters are attempting to put the fire out. Five fire engines are currently at the school. The blaze is said to [...]

Sprinkler Tank Advice for Owners of Unoccupied Properties

Do you own an unoccupied property? You may be wondering why you need sprinkler tank advice, if you are. The fact is, vacant buildings are prone to arson attacks. What’s more, with nobody on site, a fire can take longer to discover. Protecting your asset makes sense, particularly if a building is the subject of [...]

3 Good Reasons to Invest in a Sprinkler Tank

If fire safety is preying on your mind, here’s three good reasons to invest in a sprinkler tank. Of course, they aren’t the only reasons why a sprinkler tank makes sense. The biggest reason of all is that they help to save lives. We recommend this blog post to anyone who is concerned about fire [...]

Wildfires and the Cost of a Sprinkler Tank

Wildfires are raging around the country. The heatwave has put fire safety back in focus. Residents near moors and other open areas have been evacuated as extreme weather causes a hazard. It may have prompted you to think about improving fire safety. You may own or manage a high-rise building. You may run a property [...]

Four Building Types That Need A Fire Tank

If you are a regular visitor to our blog, you will know that we focus on fire safety issues. Over the past year, fire safety equipment has been in demand. Building owners are heeding the public’s concerns over safety. In today’s blog post, we will be looking at the four building types that need a [...]

Sourcing a Low Cost Sprinkler Tank

Reforms to building regulations could force more landlords to install sprinkler systems. Don’t want to wait for legislative changes to Building Regulations? Now is a great time to invest in sprinklers. You may be planning a retrofit project or designing a new build. Sourcing a low cost sprinkler tank will ensure your sprinklers have access [...]

Shopping Centre Saved by Automatic Sprinklers

A fire in a shopping centre has been contained - thanks to automatic sprinklers. The incident, in Kingston, London, happened as a result of an electrical fault. London Fire Brigade said the automatic sprinkler system stopped the fire from spreading and reduced damage. Firefighters received 999 calls to the Bentall Centre at 11.11pm on May [...]

The Future of Fire Safety: Legislation Will Be Key

With so much talk about fire safety and the need to increase standards, what does the future hold? While the Government has yet to respond to Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations, experts are in no doubt. They believe the time has come to force some building owners to invest in life-saving fire safety equipment that does [...]

Overwhelming Public Support for Sprinklers in Social Housing

A private members bill is set to be put to the Scottish Parliament for sprinklers to be installed in all new social housing. A public consultation showed more than 90 per cent of respondents were in favour. MSP David Stewart launched the public consultation and has now lodged a formal proposal. If his bill wins [...]

Raw Emotion as Cost of Failings Dominate Inquiry

The human cost of safety failings at Grenfell Tower has dominated the first week of an inquiry into the cause of the tragedy. Victims’ families have continued to give their testimonies and pay tribute to those who were lost in the blaze. Almost a year on from the devastating fire, emotions are still very raw. [...]