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Sprinkler quickly extinguishes fire at Cheshire nursing home

Chief Fire Officers are praising nursing home owners in Mobberley for their diligence in fitting a sprinkler system which activated when a fire broke out, immediately extinguishing the flames at source.

The fire occurred just after 5.30pm on January 30 and involved a bedroom at Sunrise of Mobberley, Barclay Park, on Hall Lane. Two fire engines from Cheshire and one from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were sent to the scene after an automatic fire alarm sounded, alerting them to the incident.

On arrival crews found everyone in the building was accounted for and that sprinklers extinguished the flames

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus checked the room and damped down the affected area as a precaution. They praised the care home owners for the fitting of the sprinkler system, which did its job by extinguishing the flames at source.

Lee Shears, Head of Protection for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, said; “This is a perfect example of how sprinklers work to not only save lives but protect property and possessions within premises like this. “This fire was quickly extinguished by the sprinkler in the room before the arrival of our firefighters. It only affected the area at the source of fire, which is a perfect example of how these devices should work.”

Sprinklers are instant firefighters, likened to having a firefighter in every room 24/7. They are safe, cost effective and offer protection to both life and property.

Lee added: “'Staff at the premises responded quickly to the fire alarm activation and upon discovering the fire ensured the safety of all the residents. This highlights the importance of how having effective fire safety policies in place is essential and how giving staff suitable fire training ensures they know how to act quickly and calmly.

In oder to keep legally compliant & within the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Care Home & other business owners require professional help. To seek assistance contact the experts at Agile Fire Safety Ltd for a Fire Strategy, Fire Policy/ Fire Procedure, Fire Risk Assessment or Fire Training.


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