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Salford high rise refuse store sprinkler save

19 June 2021 @ 7:14 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Fire Rescue Service; Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (GMFRS)
  • Date of Incident; 19 June 2021
  • Time of call; 19:14
  • Location; Salford
  • Occupancy; Residential 10 or more storeys
  • Fire in Refuse Store
  • 3x Pumping appliances


GMFRS have reported a fire in a high rise residential block involving a large refuse plastic industrial bin located on the ground floor of the refuse store, two sprinkler heads operated suppressing the fire before the arrival of operational crews. Due to the prompt activation of the sprinkler system the fire was contained to the compartment/room of origin.

GMFRS, fire data collated for the period of April 2018-April 2021

  • 3 previous sprinkler saves, involving refuse stores
  • Occupancy; Residential 10 or more storeys
  • Activating, 5 sprinkler heads


The benefits of sprinklers for refuse store fires have been clearly identified by Dagenham & Barking Local Authority. Following an investment of £465,00 which included £85,000 from London Fire Brigade the decision was taken for the installation of sprinklers in all their specialized housing schemes, high rise block refuse stores containing bin chutes. The outcome of which will provide a further layer of safety from fire where their tenants are most at risk from fire.



19 June 2021
7:14 pm - 8:30 pm