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Fire suppression in Staffordshire

The NFCC and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) recognise that sprinklers are an effective part of an overall fire safety solution and can be used efficiently to improve fire safety in a range of new and existing buildings.

SFRS actively encourage the concept of risk assessed retro fitting of sprinklers in existing buildings and would also welcome the prioritisation of a review of the Building Regulations (Approved Document B) to ensure fire safety requirements keep pace with new building developments.

Together SFRS and other local and national partners will continue the efforts to:

  • Educate the public and building owners to dispel the myths and understand the benefits of sprinklers
  • Provide clear guidance on their consideration and implementation as part of a fire safety strategy
  • Provide clear guidance within the service on their ongoing maintenance and operational considerations

We promote the benefits of sprinklers through our Think Sprinkler campaign.

 

We work closely with local authorities, housing associations, schools, colleges, architects, planners and developers on the installation of sprinkler systems in new building developments or refurbishment programmes whether this be for homes, schools or commercial premises. If you would like help or advice please contact Ian Housley – i.housley@staffordshirefire.gov.uk

We play a leading role in lobbying central government to make changes in legislation that will make sprinklers compulsory in all new homes. Through our leading role in the National Fire Chief's Council we have supported the Welsh Assembly Government in introducing this type of legislation.