Wales to get domestic fire sprinklers

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Sprinkler systems are to be fitted in all new and converted housing from 2016.

Fire sprinkler systems will be installed in all new houses built in Wales from 1st January 2016, the Welsh Government has announced.

Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant said: “Analysis has shown that installing sprinklers in new homes reduces avoidable death or injury arising from fires. The installation of fire sprinkler systems will go a long way towards minimising the risk of fire devastation. They are proven to help save lives.”

Huw Jakeway, Chief Fire Officer, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) said: “Fire sprinklers save lives and enhance the safety of occupants and Firefighters and as such we have been actively engaged in the Welsh Government Sprinkler Pilot Study Steering Group and the introduction of Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure”. 

For more, go to Welsh Government news

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