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Fire Service Match Funding Hostel Sprinkler Save
28 May 2022 @ 2:38 am - 3:30 pm
- Fire Rescue; Service; Essex County Fire & Rescue Service (ECFRS)
- Location; Westcliff-On-Sea
- Date of Incident 28 May 2022
- Time of call; 02:38
- Use of Premises; Hostel
- Type of incident; Fire
- Location of fire; Kitchen
- Automatic Fire Suppression System; Residential Sprinkler System
The benefits of sprinkler match funding clearly demonstrated
Following the above-mentioned incident attended by ECFRS involving a fire within the kitchen of a three storey hostel in the early hours of the morning.
On arrival operational crews identified that two residential fire sprinkler heads had actuated containing/controlling a fire in the kitchen which was caused by a saucepan that had been left unattended on the hob.
At 03:30 hours the fire had been extinguished with operational crews completing fire salvage duties before leaving the scene.
ECFRS should be applauded for their proactive sprinkler match funding programme, which has contributed funding for the installation of sprinkler systems including.
- Seven housing estates in Basildon.
- Retrofitting a number of high-risk premises in Essex.
- Retrofitting a Charity light ship
The outcome, providing a further layer of safety from fire as part of a holistic approach for the installation of sprinklers protecting the most vulnerable residents from fire.
This incident clearly demonstrates the benefits of sprinklers containing/controlling a kitchen cooking fire.
- Fire contained to room of origin
- Flash over prevented
- No reported injuries
- Incident closed within an hour
- Fire damaged minimal, contained to room of origin
Produced for information purposes to raise awareness of the importance of collating sprinkler saves from across the United Kingdom
A series of reports providing detailed analysis of compound data on fire incidents in Great Britain where fire sprinklers were reported as present, operated over the period of 2018/19 to 2021/21
- Incident press release
- Sprinkler Match Funding Links