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What is the New Fire Sprinklers Campaign?

fire sprinklers safety campaign

Studies conducted by the NFCC show that fire sprinklers when activated, reduce injuries by at least 80%, reduce property damage by 90% and reduce environmental damage substantially. And yet, they are still not a legal requirement in buildings across the UK.

However, the National Fire Chiefs Council are wanting to change this and is actively promoting and advocating fire sprinklers being retrofitted in old and new buildings. Find out more below.


Think Sprinkler Campaign

Between the 16th and 22nd of May, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) created a campaign titled “Think Sprinkler”, to coincide in tandem with the Fire Sprinkler 2022 conference.

The objectives of the Think Sprinkler campaign included spreading awareness of fire sprinkler facts; promoting their importance in various types of buildings, including where there are vulnerable people; and supporting fire and rescue services in local communities.

Most recently, the families of two women who died in a care home in 2017 have shown their support to the NCCC campaign; urging for the government to make fire sprinklers a legal requirement in care homes. Currently, there are no building regulations for mandatory sprinkler systems, even though they are the most efficient fire prevention method there is. Find out about what the biggest causes of residential fires here on our previous blog.


Newgrange Care Home – 2017

On April 8 2017, Daphne Holloway, aged 88, and Ivy Spriggs, aged 91, tragically lost their lives after an unintentional fire broke out through the care home in Hertfordshire. Claire Miles and Carole Murray (the daughters of the two women) joined the Think Sprinkler campaign, advocating their support.

While the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service rescued 33 people, Daphne and Ivy died in their beds as rescuers were unable to reach them.

The NFCC wants all care homes in the UK to have fire sprinklers be a mandatory requirement. They would help protect people and the building itself now and for future generations. By retrofitting automatic fire sprinklers in care facilities, there are protection systems in place for those more vulnerable. Many more people may become dependent on care as the population grows and ages. So, we need to focus on how best to protect them.


Why Should Automatic Fire Sprinklers Be Installed in Care Homes?

Over the years, RAD Fire Sprinklers has designed and installed automatic fire sprinklers in buildings such as care homes. We recognise that the elderly are more vulnerable than others in certain situations. For example, in the case of an emergency where evacuation is necessary, the elderly or disabled residents may need more time and support. 

With a sprinkler system, the head that is closest to the flames will deal with the blaze automatically and quickly; suppressing the fire from spreading. During this time, the residents have plenty of time to exit or await assistance to evacuate.

Though fire alarms are also a system in the fire protection industry, fire sprinklers are a great alternative. This is because, although fire alarms do alert residents to a potential emergency, they are not a prevention method; meaning the flames could easily spread. In addition, those who are hard of hearing or deaf will not be able to hear the alarm and therefore, not be aware of potential risk. Quick response sprinklers, however, will be able to suppress the flames whilst carers assist with these vulnerable residents.


RAD Fire Sprinklers

Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we promote and install fire sprinklers in buildings across the UK, including care homes and high-rise buildings. We understand the benefits of a sprinkler system, both general and sustainable; as these fire protection systems continue to prevent damage and save lives.

To find out more, or to receive a quote, why not fill in our online form? A member of our team will shortly be in touch to see how we can help you. Or, give us a call on 01892 680 090 and speak to us today.  


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Mist system was a great solution for our renovation needs and them team at RAD have been great. Always communicated clearly and been on hand to discuss over the phone as needed. Would highly recommend!
09:32 17 Jul 22
I have used RAD for a couple of projects and found them to be good to deal with. They did a pair of 3 storey open plan houses and seven three and four story town houses. The sprinklers were to improve fire safety, allow more flexible space and comply with building regulations. The sprinklers were far more cost effective than the mist type systems and look very discrete when installed.
Paul Jeary
15:50 11 Jul 22
It has been a pleasure to deal with RAD for installation of fire sprinklers at our site is Sevenoaks. They were fast, professional, working to time and quote, which made it easy to work with them.
Katrina Horobin
12:03 29 Jun 22
My requirement was a bit unusual for RAD in that I wanted a mist system in one room of a rented house. I had no drawings or technical back up. RAD were very helpful and repositioned the unit after the initial installation. Luckily with the help of Sonny, the engineer it all worked out very well.
Simon Gurney
16:16 12 May 22
I have used RAD for the last 10 years for all of my housing developments in need of a sprinkler system. Easy process from start to finish and no issues or problems throughout. Always someone at hand to answer a querie and we have a great working relationship with the team at RAD. Would highly recommend.
15:33 12 May 22
Diligent & a very professional team. A joy to deal with. Will certainly be calling on them to help with many more future schemes.
Jason Tema
22:17 08 Jul 19
Great team, fitting sprinklers, saving lives & property... What more could you wish for!!!
Colin P
17:53 01 Jul 17
Excellent company & great service... This company rocks! They sprinkle fires & save lives!!!
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07:15 16 Dec 16
As somebody who feels that it should be a necessity for all properties to have fire sprinkler systems, I am a big fan of this company. I have used them numerous times to service my home system and they are very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend their service.
Kate Fraser
09:25 30 Mar 15
One look at Rad Fire Sprinkler's website will tell you that these guys know exactly what they are talking about when it comes to Fire Sprinklers and the legislation surrounding fire safety. A very trustworthy company.
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16:45 15 Nov 13

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