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Derbyshire Industrial Sprinkler Activation

26 October 2022 @ 2:26 am - 5:04 am

  • Fire Rescue Service; Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS)
  • Incident; Fire
  • When; 26 October 2022
  • Time of call; 02:26
  • Time of Stop; 05:04
  • Where; Tibshelf
  • Use of premises; Industrial
  • Fixed installation; Automatic fire suppression system (AFSS)

DFRS have reported the above-mentioned incident resulting in the activation of the premises commercial sprinkler system

 The incident 

  • DFRS were called to a ground floor fire located in the industrial press machine
  • Involving the attendance of three fire pumping appliances
  • On arrival operational crews established that the fire had been extinguished by the actuation of the sprinkler system, member of staff using a fire extinguisher
  • Operational crews checked for hot spots using a thermal image camera
  • Enquires are ongoing to establish the cause of the fire
  • Fire damage at time of stop 5m²
  • Premises emergency plan implemented resulting in 20 staff members evacuating the premises

Business Continuity

The benefits of sprinklers for industrial businesses should not be underestimated, this incident clearly demonstrates

  • Preventing a minor small fire from accelerating into a major fire
  • Minor disruption reported for the business
  • Severe damage, loss of earnings and ongoing disruption to the business was avoided
  • If sprinklers were not fitted the outcome of the fire could have resulted in the buildings unit being either completely or partially destroyed



26 October 2022
2:26 am - 5:04 am


Location (Town/City)
Tibshelf, Derbyshire
Type of Sprinkler Installation