Sprinkler warning from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
HAMPSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is urging shops and offices to protect their premises by using a sprinkler system.
It’s part of a campaign to promote the importance of a comprehensive fire safety plan for businesses.
Group manager for HFRS Tony Deacon said: “People understand the idea of using sprinklers to protect lives, which they do, but more businesses are starting to understand they can be a vital tool in safeguarding a company’s stock, equipment and property – and ensuring business continuity.
“Some firms look around their offices or shop and think it is not worth the expense without thinking of how much it may cost if the company is unable to operate in the event of a complete loss.
“In the case of a serious fire, sprinklers may not extinguish it but they will contain and limit the blaze as well as bringing down the temperature to allow firefighters to enter more quickly.”