Ten years on from the Lakanal House fire, which took the lives of six people on the 3rd July 2009, Labour has renewed its calls for a 1bn Fire Safety Fund to finance vital safety work and retrofit sprinklers
in high-rise social housing blocks.
The event was hosted by Alsip Fire Department and Fire Sprinkler
Fitters Local 281.
I, personally, would make it law." Not all high-rise residences in Stockton borough have sprinkler
systems and current legislation doesn't deem them mandatory.
An investigation by theLabour Partyhas found that 18 months after one of the most devastating fires in the capital n living memory, 96% of council tower blocks have no sprinklers
When repeatedly asked by SurreyLive if the sprinkler
systems were affected by the water supply issues, a spokesman for the council initially denied they were, saying: "The council received no reports of any of the mist systems being affected during this time."
Save Lives will underline how sprinklers
detect fire and prevent it from growing and spreading, vastly increasing the chances of survival.
Days before we spotted the sprinkler
at Teddington Lock, in South-west London, the quango told the public: "We encourage everyone to use water wisely.
Henley makes some accurate points, such as "sprinklers
protect property" and that " investing in early warning and alarm systems" are good ideas.
His comments were echoed by the Residential Sprinkler
Association, National Fire Sprinkler
Network and the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler
Association, all of whom took exception to Dr Henley's statements.
It was in that year, 1999, after four people were killed in a wealthy apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, that the city enacted Local Law 10, which required all newly constructed residential apartment buildings with four or more units--later updated to three units--be protected with automatic fire sprinkler
Alan Brinson, boss of the European Fire Sprinkler
Network, said: "Nothing compares to them in saving lives."
Q I plan to install a new sprinkler
system in the lawn area of my apartment building.