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Isle of Man Apartment Sprinkler Activation

April 24

Credit Image Isle of Man Fire and Rescue

  • Date of incident; 24 April 2024
  • Location; Isle of Man, Onchan
  • Use of building; Residential block of flats.
  • Incident; fire.
  • Location of fire; Utility Room
  • Automatic Fire Suppression System; Sprinklers.
  • Fire Rescue Service. Isle of Man Fire & Rescue Service

The Incident

  • Fire crews were mobilised to reports of a fire within a residential apartment.
  • On arrival it was identified that the fire within the apartment utility room had been contained, extinguished by the activation of 1 sprinkler head.
  • Minor fire damage was reported.
  • The cause of the fire is referenced as a possible electrical fault.

It should be remembered. 

  • The fire was extinguished, controlled within the compartment of origin by the activation of the sprinkler system.
  • Minimal fire damage was reported within the compartment of origin.
  • No further firefighting media was required.
  • This incident demonstrates once again the effectiveness of sprinkler systems for residential building


If you want to make a difference working in the fire sector, we need your assistance……

To make sprinklers the norm and not the exception – we need the evidence. Encouraging FRS and those in the sprinkler community to promote, collate, report sprinkler activations to Sprinkler Saves UK which will help to create a central and comprehensive record of fire incidents where sprinklers played their role in containing/controlling or extinguishing the fire.

If you hear of a save report it using this link.


April 24