A sprinkler tank installer is reminding businesses that fire services across England are reviewing how they manage their assets – people, stations and appliances. In some parts of the country, consultations are currently taking place to decide where savings can be made. A number of fire stations are earmarked for possible closure and some divisions could lose appliances to other areas. Crews could also end up changing the way they operate stations.
While the public have been quick to rally behind local fire stations, they have been told that any changes will not impact cover. Some experts are not so sure. If you are relying on a swift response from the emergency services in the event of a fire, you may want to look again at what you are doing to stop a fire in its tracks.
Fire service cuts and businesses
Sprinkler tank installer Nationwide Water Solutions says cutbacks in funding to the fire service is something any business with large assets, risks or vulnerabilities should taken into consideration. “Fire services have suffered like every other part of the public sector since austerity was introduced. Nothing we have heard indicates this is going to change in the near future. While all fire services do their utmost to provide the very best service, it pays not to be complacent. At the end of the day, you need to take responsibility for looking after your assets.
“That is why more big businesses are investing in their own modern fire-fighting equipment, such as automatic sprinkler systems. We install the sprinkler tank, which stores water for the sole purpose of feeding sprinkler heads. This type of system ensures enough water is available to fight a fire at the earliest opportunity. You don’t want to have to wait for an initial fire crew to call for a water carrier when the fire is already taking hold.”
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Minor fires can quickly spread in vulnerable buildings, the spokesman pointed out. “Having your own water supply that can be pumped to sprinkler heads no matter where they are could save you more than just money. Sprinklers save lives.”
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