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February 11, 2020

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£1 million fire sprinkler projects set to “keep hundreds safe”

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue spent the money fitting fire sprinklers in around 650 flats across the county in a bid to prompt owners of accommodation for mostly vulnerable residents to consider fire sprinklers as a long-term measure to keep their tenants safe.

There were more than 20 separate projects that were awarded funding, while most of the money allocated was match-funded by the building owners themselves.

This project has been deemed a success for its inclusive nature. Over the 5 years, there were several high profile projects, in Sheffield, at the St Wilfrid’s centre a new sprinkler system was installed in a 20-bed residential project that houses adults with complex needs. What’s more, a South Yorkshire Housing Association where children with severe disabilities were awarded £28,000 to retrofit fire sprinklers. Finally, Churchfields Sheltered housing which mostly houses older people was awarded substantial funding which was used to install a new automatic sprinkler system.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Steve Helps, said: “Fire Sprinkler systems can have a life span of well over 50 years, meaning this money will help to keep thousands of people safe in these buildings for decades to come.”

This article was originally published on the FIA’s website

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