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PEOPLE in the High Peak are being urged to back a campaign for fire sprinklers to be fitted to all newly-built homes.

A special webpage, Think Sprinkler, has been set up on the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue website to give advice and guidance on the benefits of domestic sprinkler systems.

Derbyshire’s Chief Fire Officer Sean Frayne said: “Automatic sprinkler systems are exceptionally effective through their ability to control a fire before it gets to life-threatening proportions.

“There needs to be serious consideration given by our politicians and house builders to bring in legislation that makes the fitting of sprinkler systems in new homes mandatory.

“An e-petition is now available with the aim of making domestic sprinkler systems compulsory in all new dwellings and I would urge all to become involved in this important issue.”

The e-petition is available at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/4409.