Fire Sprinkler Installation Engineers (UK Wide)

Fire Sprinkler Installation Engineers (UK Wide)

Fire Defence Servicing Ltd (FDS) is a leading designer/installer of Sprinkler Systems to a wide range of businesses throughout the UK and occasionally abroad.

Due to expansion and internal development FDS are currently looking for additional Fire Sprinkler Installation engineers Throughout the UK (Bristol, Exeter, Gloucester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Reading etc)

The role is to carry out new installation, extensions and remedial works on all types of sprinkler systems to include Wet/Alternate/Dry and Preaction. Ideally you ...

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History of the Fire Sprinkler Accreditation Schemes

1888 – Fire Office Committee of insurers (FOC)Calender Page 1888

The Fire Office Committee of insurers (FOC) first published the first British Standard for the design and installation of automatic sprinkler systems in September 1888. This standard pre-dominantly covered the design and installation of sprinklers for property protection.

 

1935 – Fire Research Station (FRS) & Joint Fire Research Organisation (JFRO)Calender Page 1935

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Fire Defence Sponsor Exeter Chiefs Geoff Parling

FDS are pleased to announce that for the 2015-2016 season they have sponsored Exeter Chiefs England and British & Irish lion Geoff Parling.Geoff Parling

Geoff is currently with the England Squad at the Penhall training camp alongside his fellow Chiefs Team Mates Jack Nowel, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan Dickie. We wish them all the best and are looking forward to having a beer or two with Geoff when the premiership season ...

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Rapid Response

Fire Defence Servicing Ltd were instructed by a major UK sprinkler contractor to provide commissioningFdscol jpeg for a shop unit in St Austell

The call came in at 1500 hours on a Monday and FDS Ltd were on site by 0800 on the Tuesday to carry out the pressure testing of the system and opening of the valve to allow the unit ...

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The Shard is evacuated after fire breaks out in restaurant on 33rd floor

The Shard, London 4th July 2015

  • An oven fire broke out on the 33rd floor of The Shard this morning
  • Around 100 customers were evacuated from restaurants in landmark
  • Seven fire engines and 35 fire officers attended the scene in Southwark
  • Fire was put out by restaurant’s sprinkler system and there were no injuries

Fire-fighters from LFB were called at 11:12 on Tuesday 4th August to a small oven fire in a restaurant at the Shard on St Thomas Street in Southwark this morning.

The oven ...

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Sprinkler save at Glasgow Shopping Centre 24th July 2015

Scottish F&RS reports that at 04:55 hours on Friday 24th July, they received a call to a report of fire on the first floor at a 20m x15m mobile phone retail outlet in the Forge Shopping Centre, Gallowgate, Glasgow.

Initial investigations appear to point to the seat of the fire being a lap top computer which had been leftfire-sprinkler on. An attendance of 3 pumping appliances was despatched and 4 ...

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Training & Qualifications

BAFSA Achieves a First….

The qualification content, funded and developed by BAFSA and its members, covers health & safety, knowledge of the fire sprinkler industry, relationship building and communication, understanding how to manage own resources, maintaining compliance and dealing with non-compliance, installation and final handover procedures.

Mike Green, Vice Chair of BAFSA, and Chair of the Skills & Development Committee which oversaw the development of this first qualification comments: ‘The dedication and hard work of the team who have developed ...

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Sprinkler saves in medium and high rise residential buildings

The following is a compendium of known sprinkler saves in medium and high rise residential buildings in the United Kingdom from 2003 to the present day.

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July 2003 : Lanarkshire, Scotland

Residential Flat Kitchen (Chip Pan fire)

11.00pm No injuries and very little damage, 1 head activated

 

July 2005 : Northampton House, Northampton

12 Storey Apartment Block

Kitchen : A Chip Pan had started ...

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Sprinkler News

Sprinkler retrofit costs brought up to date

In 2012 BAFSA demonstrated that it is cost effective and practical to retrofit automatic fire sprinklers in existing high-rise tower blocks in particular in those constructed between 1950 & 1970.

In a pilot project, which installed automatic fire sprinklers in a 13 storey, 1960s tower block in Sheffield – Callow Mount, BAFSA demonstrated once and for all how significant improvements in life and building ...

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Sprinkler News

National Fire Sprinkler Network issues statement on the Grenfell Tower fire

The National Fire Sprinkler Network (NFSN) have been watching the tragic events unfold at the horrendous fire at Grenfell House tower block in North Kensington in London. We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to everyone who has been affected by this devastating incident.  
Clearly the fire spread and subsequent loss of life at this fire is unprecedented in ...

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PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL FIRE SPRINKLER NETWORK

PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL FIRE SPRINKLER NETWORK
The National Fire Sprinkler Network (NFSN) have been watching the tragic events unfold at the horrendous fire at Grenfell House tower block in North Kensington in London. We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to everyone who has been affected by this devastating incident.
Clearly the fire spread and subsequent loss of life at this fire is unprecedented in this type of structure in the UK. We know of no other high ...

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Sprinkler News

Grenfell Tower Fire

Following the fatal Grenfell Tower, many people will today be asking how such an incident occur. Examination of the facts and a formal investigation will be ongoing but meanwhile BAFSA can confirm that the building dates from 1974, when sprinklers were not required in high-rise apartment buildings in the UK.

Those requirements only took effect in England in 2007. Since then all new high-rise apartment buildings higher than ...

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Sprinkler News

Grenfell Tower Fire

Following the tragic event which took place overnight in London BAFSA wishes to send its condolences to all those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy and thank our colleagues from the Fire Service for their prompt response.

Earlier this morning BAFSA agreed with our colleagues in the National Fire Sprinkler Network, the European Fire Sprinkler Network and the Business Sprinkler Alliance that we would issue one agreed statement ...

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Replacement Sprinkler Tank

FDS Replace Sprinkler Tank in 11 Days

 

The existing sprinkler tank on site is approximately 30 years old and had previously been line by other.

FDS were employed firstly to carry out an internal tank inspection with the use of an ROV submersible camera. Form this it was noted that the internal tank ties had broken and due to the age of the ...

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Dolphin School – Bristol

Dolphin School – Bristol

This was Phase II of the building of Primary school, located in an inner-city area of Bristol.

Total construction build was £45million, and this phase of the building was March – December 2016

The school is in an area surrounded by buildings so space is at a premium and was creatively utilised to include outside play areas on the roof of the building.

Fire Defence Servicing designed and installed ...

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BS EN 16763:2017 Services for fire safety systems and security systems

New Standard Specifies Minimum Level of Education Required in Fire Safety Services

Will you be able to meet this standard?

A new standard has just been published – but unlike other standards, it does not specify technical aspects such as how a fire safety product should be designed or maintained.  Instead, the new standard, EN 16763 ‘Services for Fire Safety and Security Systems’ focuses purely on service delivery. It has been almost five years in the making, but ...

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