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Fire: 50 firefighters tackle fire at unoccupied building in Birkenhead

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
50 firefighters tackle fire at unoccupied building in Birkenhead


Fire: Firefighters issue BBQ safety tips on hottest day of year

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Firefighters urge barbecue safety on hottest day of year


Fire: Fire & Rescue Service urges extra care after fires

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Bidston Hill Fire Damage


Fire: Merseyside firefighter to run Liverpool half marathon in full kit for charity

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Merseyside firefighter to run Liverpool half marathon in full kit for charity


Fire: Police chief reassures public over 'critical' threat level

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Police chief reassures public over 'critical' threat level

With the UK terror threat level being raised to ‘critical’, Norfolk’s Chief Constable Simon Bailey has moved to reassure residents. 
Members of the public will be seeing an increased police presence, including armed units, at key locations around the county.

The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre raised the threat level last night – meaning an attack not only remains highly likely but a further attack may be imminent.

Chief Constable Simon Bailey said: "There is no specific intelligence relating to Norfolk however the public would expect us to respond accordingly to this raised threat level. 
"As a result members of the public will see an increased policing presence at key locations – primarily those with high-footfall and we are reviewing key events over the coming weeks.

"Military personnel are not currently being deployed – but the threat assessment is continuously under review.”

"I would ask the public to...

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Fire: Firefighters help raise over £40,000 for charity in World Record Rugby Challenge

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Firefighters help raise over £40,000 for charity in World Record Rugby Challenge


Fire: Plumis Automist facilitates flat conversion in London

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist
Automist from Plumis, an LABC Registered and cost effective alternative to sprinkler systems was recently used in the conversion of a ground floor flat in Crouch End, Haringey, London into two separate flats, one of which incorporated a 27m long basement space. Building Control officers insisted that, in order to meet fire regulations, a fire suppression system like Automist that offers full room, active fire suppression should be used. The alternative would have been to install staircases in the light wells as a means of escape in the event of a fire. Mr S. Perkins, the owner of the property was reluctant to do this. “This was because it would have meant substantially enlarging the light well space, thereby reducing the internal space. And this would have seriously compromised the aesthetic of the project.”


The traditional alternative was to install sprinklers but, for this, additional building works would have been necessary in the already completed flats. Furthermore, a discharge would have...

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Fire: Plumis Automist Smartscan provides alternative to enclosed lobby in Hitchin loft conversion

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist
A Plumis Automist Smartscan system was installed recently in a loft conversion in Hitchin, Hertfordshire in order to facilitate the retention of the open plan living space. For this kind of contemporary, open space design Building Regulations demand that a protected enclosed stairwell is provided or they require the use of alternative compensatory measures such as sprinklers.

The property owner, Matt Newis was reluctant to install sprinklers because of the potential water damage to his home should the sprinklers be activated. He was recommended to consider the Plumis device and did some research on the internet. He was fully satisfied that it would fulfil his requirements as a more usable alternative to sprinklers, so he contacted his local approved Automist installer, Creative In/Exteriors Ltd. LABC registered Automist Smartscan is a modern alternative to a fire sprinkler system. Instead of the typical ceiling-mounted sprinkler head, this device consists of a...

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Fire: Plumis Automist facilitates open plan design in terraced property

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist
Plumis Automist has been used to provide an innovative, best value fire protection solution in a loft conversion in a terraced property in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire. Creative In/Exteriors, the local accredited Automist installers, installed the system to facilitate a contemporary open plan design whilst at the same time complying with Building Regulations. The means of escape was on the ground floor onto an open plan kitchen and dining room and as a compensatory alternative Building Regulations required an active fire suppression system such as sprinklers. The property owner was disinclined to do this because of budget considerations and the danger of accidental discharge which could seriously affect the fabric of the property and the fixtures and fittings. A suggested alternative was to create an enclosed lobby using a fire door but, equally, Mr Evans was reluctant to compromise the open plan design. A third option was to reconfigure the staircase but this would have proved expensive and...

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Fire: Plumis Automist used to protect a Grade II listed Gatehouse

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist
Plumis Automist was used to comply with building regulations and to provide unobtrusive fire protection in the Grade II listed Gatehouse Lodge, near Grantham in the Lincolnshire Vales. The Lodge had been rescued recently from dereliction and has been sensitively restored with a mix of original and contemporary features. The system was installed in the kitchen area to the front of the property because the escape route from the 1st floor came down into this small room, meaning that it was not protected as required in Approved Document B


The owners were reluctant to have sprinklers fitted because of the damage to the fabric of the period property and to the new fixtures and fittings the release of water would cause if they were activated. They had looked at the Plumis website and assessed that Automist would perfectly suit their requirements. Newflame Ltd of Peterborough is the Accredited Automist Installer for the region and Richard Scotcher recommended a wall mounted spray-head. 





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