Sprinklers in apartments are rare in The Netherlands. When a fire in a high-rise apartment building was extinguished by the sprinkler system the media took an interest, initially focussing on water damage but also looking at how well the sprinkler
French media report that 10 people died in a fire in Paris on 5th February. The fire was started intentionally and spread to several floors of the eight-storey building. Firefighters rescued over 50 people but 30 people were injured, including
London Fire Brigade has called for sprinklers to be made mandatory in all purpose-built flats. This follows a review which found that only 13% of new blocks of flats in London had sprinklers. For more details see LFB sprinklers in
La industria y el conocimiento, en definitiva, los mayores expertos en rociadores automáticos del mundo, se darán cita en Madrid el próximo 27 de marzo, en un congreso técnico donde se aportarán las claves de la tecnología y el futuro
More than a year and a half after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the British Government has launched a call for evidence to review ifs fire safety regulatory guidance. See AD B Review. The process in the past has taken three
The Australian Building Codes Board has announced that from May 2019 it will require sprinklers in apartment buildings of four storeys or more. Currently the height threshold for sprinklers is 25m. At the same time, Australia is introducing national standards
Yesterday, 6 December, the Scottish Government announced that it will introduce legislation next year to require sprinklers in new apartment buildings. Meanwhile, the value of sprinklers was once again demonstrated when a chip pan (deep fat fryer) fire was extinguished by
On 31 December 2017 a fire in the Liverpool Arena Car Park destroyed 1,300 cars and damaged the structure so badly it has to be demolished.
The Scottish Government has announced that it will take forward a legislative proposal law by David Stewart, Member of the Scottish Parliament, to require sprinklers in all new social housing.