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Multi Occupancy Entertainment Centre Sprinkler Activation

20 August 2022 @ 8:16 pm - 9:16 pm

  • Fire Rescue Service; West Yorkshire Fire Rescue Service (WYFRS)
  • Incident;  fire involving, electrical appliance
  • When; 20 August 2022
  • Time of call; 20:16
  • Where, Castleford, Gravity Trampoline Park
  • Type of premises; Multi Occupancy Entertainment Centre
  • Use of Unit; Trampolining Park
  • Automatic fire suppression System; Fire Sprinklers

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


  • 3 x Pump fire with pumping appliances attending from local stations
  • Fire within a commercial unit, indoor sporting venue
  • Commercial Sprinkler system actuated following a fire involving a electrical appliance which spread to rubber matting
  • 200 people evacuated the premises following the activation of the premises fire alarm system

Sprinkler system

  • Interfaced with the fire detection and fire alarm system allowing the alarm to be raised
  • Water supply, designated suction tank
  • Extinguished the fire, with no further firefighting action required from WYFRS on arrival
  • 3x Pendent Sprinkler heads actuated

 Benefits of the sprinkler system

  • Rapidly reduced the rate of production of heat and smoke allowing the fire service crucial time to implement their operational tactical plan
  • Fire damage was limited to the area in the vicinity of the seat of the fire
  • The fire did not spread from the compartment of origin
  • No injuries reported, complex evacuation plan successfully implemented

Business Continuity

  • This incident clearly demonstrates the importance of protecting muti-occupancy entertainment centres with a commercial sprinkler system.
  • Preventing a minor small fire from accelerating into a major fire with only minor disruption to the unit directly involved with the fire, The business is reported to reopen on the 26 August
  • Other commercial units/activity sites were not affected, remain opened as usual following the fire
  • 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



20 August 2022
8:16 pm - 9:16 pm


Location (Town/City)
Type of Sprinkler Installation