Below are just some incidents where sprinklers have activated in the event of fire and protected against loss of life and damage to property. These reports confirm that automatic water based sprinkler and mist systems can control a fire in residential and domestic properties.
A sprinkler activation at a kitchen fire in Essex and at a fire in specialist housing in Scotland provide further powerful evidence of the effectiveness of sprinkler systems.
In this month sprinklers have activated in the event of fire and protected the lives of people in a retirement block and residential building, protecting the lives of children, elderly and vulnerable people.
When an industrial tumble dryer caught fire in a care home in Northampton, the fire was contained by the activating sprinkler systems to the laundry room, allowing the safe evacuation of all residents and staff.
A fire in a utility room of a 12 story block of flats was extinguished by one sprinkler head in London.
Fire crew attending a fire in a downstairs clock room found it to be completely extinguished by just one sprinkler head when they arrived limited fire, smoke and heat damage.
No casualties where reported in a fire at a 6th floor flat in Birmingham following the activation of the sprinkler system which contained and extinguished the fire. In a separate incident in Cornwall a fire was extinguished prior to the arrival of fire crew. Sprinkler systems not only help to prevent loss of life and damage to property but also help protect fire fighting crew from casualties and loss of life.
A bin fire in a residential block was successfully extinguished following the activation of a sprinkler system. Earlier this month the benefits of a sprinklers have been demonstrated in a fire in a block of flats in London.
A cooking pan left unattended in a student accommodation in the West Midlands ignited a fire which was successfully controlled by a sprinkler system. In a separate incident, in Scotland 5 heads where activated to extinguished a fire a top floor flat.