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Portable Misting System Saves Vulnerable Resident

The video below is the BBC report that covers the successful activation of a portable misting system installed in the home of a vulnerable Derbyshire resident as part of the continuing efforts of the Think Sprinkler campaign to protect those most at the risk of fire in their home.

The incident occurred on the 11th of January 2013 and when firefighters arrived they confirmed that the portable misting system had activated and extinguished the fire. The portable misting system was fitted after a Home Fire Safety Check (HFSC) was carried out by a Community Fire Safety Officer. As a result of the HFSC, there was a recommendation that a portable misting system be fitted to help safeguard the occupant.

Working in close partnership with the family of the occupant, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, with joint funding provided by Derbyshire County Council Adult Care, were able to fit the first portable misting system in Derbyshire, into the property.

Footage courtesy of the BBC.

Campaign Promotion on BBC Breakfast

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service's Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Sean Frayne, appeared live in a series of broadcasts to highlight the potential lifesaving attributes of domestic sprinkler systems. Aired on BBC One's, prime time Breakfast Show on Monday 18 June. In three live bulletins produced by John Maguire for the BBC, CFO Frayne talked about the benefits of having domestic sprinklers fitted into all new homes and retro fitted where possible.

Pre-recorded segments of the programme also showed Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Services' Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Chris Enness, who is the lead on sprinklers for the Chief Fire Officer Association, talking about the merits of domestic sprinkler systems, alongside residents of a sheltered housing block in Sheffield, where domestic sprinklers have already been retro fitted.

The footage has been compiled into a single video which you can watch below.

Footage courtesy of the BBC.

Sprinkler Demonstration

The dramatic effect that sprinkler systems can have on a domestic fire is best highlighted by seeing the difference that sprinklers make to real fires in comparable properties.

The video below outlines the case for domestic sprinklers and contains footage from the controlled demonstration carried out the old Chesterfield Fire Station on the 12th of January 2012.

Footage courtesy of BBC East Midlands.

Think Sprinkler Campaign on BBC Breakfast

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service's Dave Coss appears on BBC Breakfast to explain the effectiveness and importance of Fire Sprinklers in domesticated homes. A demonstration of the sprinklers can also be found later in the broadcast which shows a comparison between the damage caused by fire, and a sprinkler system.

Footage courtesy of the BBC.

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