The Chief Fire Officer’s Association are backing an e-petition that has been launched calling for Parliament to introduce legislation making Fire Sprinkler Systems compulsory in all new homes; a law recently introduced in Wales. Deputy chief fire officer Chris Enness, who is also the Chief Fire Officers Association lead for sprinklers, said: “Put simply, sprinklers are the equivalent of having a firefighter ready and waiting in every room of your home. “There are a lot of misunderstandings out there regarding how sprinklers work, but the reality is that they only actually activate when the temperature reaches over 68C and even then they only activate in affected rooms.
“There are a number of estates and blocks of flats across the country that have had sprinklers fitted and the residents in these areas have reported feeling much safer in their homes.” “The Welsh Government has recognised this, which is why it has now introduced legislation,” he said. “We would like to see similar legislation introduced here in England.” We urge all of our readers to pledge their support by signing the e-petiton.