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Four-Story Block of Flats Destroyed

A fire broke out within a block of flats in south-west London on Monday 9th September, causing a number of families to lose their homes. Around 125 firefighters and 20 fire engines attended the incident in Sherbrooke Way, Worcester Park after crews were called at 1.30AM. Fire alarms were activated in the communal areas. While […]

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Care Home Fire Safety – Your Checklist

Sadly, fire safety can be matter of life and death especially when there are vulnerable occupants concerned – such as the residents of care homes. Far to often we hear of care homes breaching fire regulations.  Already this year,  we have released 3 care home articles. Aswell as an article from the London Fire brigade reporting […]

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5 Reasons Why Hotels Should Install A Sprinkler System

  Did you know the 12 months leading to April 2019 there were 613 fires affecting hotels? These included 103 deliberate fires, 60 non-fatal casualties and 1 fatality. There is a growing reliance on automatic fire detection systems being included in any new fire safety plan, however this can often be poorly designed or installed […]

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Warehouse Fire Forces Major Evacuation

Eight Fire Crews were called to a major fire at Rivington Court, Warrington on the 29th April 2019. The fire is believed to have been started in a Furniture warehouse. The incident started at 11.25 AM with residents being advised to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution. Five crews were initially dispatched […]

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Walkers Factory Evacuated After Fire

On Wednesday 17th April, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue service attended an incident at the Walkers factory in Leicester. The factory was evacuated at 11.30 AM, however the fire was contained within an industrial oven, which was cooled using its integrated system. The Fire Brigade had two breathing apparatus and one hose reel on standby should […]

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Willenhall Care Home Puts Residents at Risk

Following a recent inspection, Kingsway Care Home in Willenhall has been given the lowest possible rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC report showed the Care Home had an overall rating as “Inadequate”, with concerns regarding the Care Homes fire safety arrangements. The findings of the report found numerous failings including: The Fire […]

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CQC Findings Show Improvements Are Needed In Manchester Surgeries

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) investigation has highlighted multiple fire related areas for improvements across GP surgeries. The CQC has been inspecting surgeries across Manchester and Cheshire this year, inspectors were sent to make sure surgeries are providing patients with a safe and effective service. Surgeries were then rated outstanding, good, requires improvement, or inadequate. […]

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Sheffield City Centre Restaurant Evacuated

Kommune restaurant in Sheffield city centre had to be evacuated on Thursday 18th April 2019 after reports of a blaze at 10 PM. The building was fully evacuated before the source of the fire was located to have originated from a bin store off Kings Street. The blaze is believed to have been started deliberately […]

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