Last Thursday night the Fire Sprinkler System was successfully activated and extinguished a fire in one of the flats at Winchester Court, Nottingham City Homes (NCH).
The fire started when the resident had fallen asleep with his halogen heater on which caught fire with his blanket in the lounge.
The sprinkler flow switch activated first, followed by the fire alarm in the hallway. The Fire Brigade attended site and woke up the dazed resident who was taken to hospital for a check-up and later released.
One of our engineers attended the site at midnight to assist with the isolation of the sprinkler and reset the Fire Alarm system.
The damage to the flat was minimal and the reinstatement of the activated Sprinkler head was completed the next day by the installation team bringing the system back to full sprinkler coverage in under 24 hours.
NCH believe that the sprinkler activation saved the life of the resident who would otherwise have been in the smoke filled environment for much longer before being alerted.
This is the second successful extinguishing of a fire with a single sprinkler head where a resident was sleeping; preventing a major fire, loss of life and building damage.
Working with Nottingham City Homes (NCH) we have provided a sympathetic retrofit installation of sprinkler systems throughout their occupied social housing schemes.
Read our Case Study for more information.