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sprinkler

1. In a fire protection system, a device designed to release a stream of water and distribute it in a specified pattern and quantity over a designated area; usually one of many such outlet nozzles.
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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."
Sprinklers 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 systems.
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.