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Sprinkler Save, Southend On Sea Flat Fire
9 April 2021 @ 10:17 pm
Photograph speaks a thousand words, the benefits of sprinklers can clearly be seen in this hostel fire. One side wall sprinkler head activated suppressing/extinguishing the fire prior to Essex fire & rescue service attending this residential incident.
The sprinklers were installed as part of Essex fire & rescue Service match funding programme*
Time of incident 10:17 and was limited to the room of origin, without the residential sprinkler system the outcome could off been so much different for the resident.
* Essex Fire and Rescue Service have been leading from the front contributing funding for the installation of sprinkler systems throughout seven housing estates in Basildon.
Since 2013, the fire service has part-funded and supported the retrofitting of sprinklers in a number of high risk premises in Essex.
The latest match-funding project has been agreed for sprinklers to be installed at all properties in the seven housing estates in the Felmores area of Basildon.
Basildon Council have been awarded £70,000 from the fire service’s sprinkler fund to match-fund their projects.