Fire service sprinkles safety

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The fire service and community housing chiefs have teamed up to make homes in the High Peak that little bit safer.

High Peak Community Housing has matched a bid of £20,000 from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to install sprinklers its homes throughout the area as part of its Think Sprinkler campaign, launched last year.

The funding will be used for retrofitting domestic sprinklers, installing them in new developments identified for vulnerable persons at risk to fire, or for the provision of portable misting systems until a more permanent provision can be provided.

Due to the success of the project, a further £200,000 has been set aside by DFRA for the project in 2013/14.

Chief Fire Officer Sean Frayne was among those who attended a networking event hosted by the fire service at its headquarters near Derby. The event was an opportunity to share experiences and celebrate the many successes achieved.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has said it will continue to work closely with Derbyshire County, local authorities and other partners to ensure that the benefits of domestic sprinkler systems are passed on to all those with a responsibility for providing, developing, or building new homes.