An UltraGuard personal protection system installed by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service in partnership with mental health charity Suffolk Mind prevented a significant fire in a South Cambridgeshire home.
The UltraGuard was fitted for a vulnerable resident in Sawston and activated when a fire started in a bin from a discarded cigarette.
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Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has installed its first Ultraguard portable misting system to a home in Oxford, with more units due to be installed in other Oxfordshire homes, as a way of protecting vulnerable people from fires.
The system is activated by two linked “intelligent” detectors that monitor the air and deploy a fine mist for ten minutes to suppress the fire, while automatically alerting the Fire Service. It prevents the fire spreading and smoke-related fire deaths.
Firefighters are urging carers and landlords to consider the provision of portable water misting units, particularly for their most vulnerable people, following a recent incident in Chester.
Earlier this month crews were called to reports of a fire at a tower block in Chester. On arrival at the scene crews discovered that the property had been fitted with an UltraGuard portable water misting unit which had operated due to a fire in a waste bin within a flat on the 10th floor.
Surefire fully support Fire Door Safety Week from the 25th of September to the 1st of October, as fire doors save life and property. Fire Door Safety Week aims to:-
Fire crews taking longer to arrive at house fires, according to BBC research
New research carried out by the BBC has shown that fire crews around the country are taking longer to arrive at house fires due to government cuts to fire and rescue services....
At 1801 hours on Saturday 15 October 2016 Firefighters attended the Cotmanhay home of a 96 year old female who had fallen asleep whilst smoking, causing the blanket covering her to catch fire.
The smouldering fire activated a Portable Misting System which quickly extinguished the fire and prevented any serious injury, or worse - a possible fire death. In October 2014, in liaison with East Midlands Housing...
Surefire’s UltraGuard is the first portable watermist unit to achieve third party certification to
LPS 1655, BRE Global’s dedicated fire performance standard for personal protection systems (PPS).
A PPS is a domestic fire suppression system designed to protect a specific risk, typically vulnerable
people who are at greater risk from a fire in the home.
On Sunday 2nd October 2016 at 18:22, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue (LFR) Control received a call that a Personal Protection System (misting unit), supplied and fitted by LFR had activated in a vulnerable persons property (flat) at Sutton-on-Sea.
Fire protection specialists Surefire have found a ‘surefire’ solution to their service management software needs: Tesseract.
Surefire Services is a UK company that sells, installs and maintains fire protection systems, including fire alarms, gas suppression and sprinkler systems, extinguishers and dry risers. Presently, its sales, installations and maintenance departments rely on three separate management systems involving basic software and spreadsheets. The company has decided it’s time to move away from paper, update its software and bring its three departments under one umbrella.
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