Nottinghamshire firefighter says sprinkler systems should be mandatory

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE’S top firefighter has called for automatic sprinklers to be made compulsory in all new homes to save lives.

Chief Fire Officer Frank Swann says the number of people who die or are injured in house fires will be significantly reduced if automatic fire protection sprinkler protection systems are fitted as standard.

He said: “It’s like having a firefighter ready and waiting in every room of the house.

“No-one has ever died in a fire when their home was fitted with a sprinkler system.”

To sign a petition calling for a Parliamentary debate to be held on the issue visit http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/4409.