28th May 2014

Fire Statistics – No smoke without Fire

Fire Statistics: Great Britain
April 2012 to March 2013

provided by www.gov.uk/dclg

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Deaths pie chart 12-13Statistics released indicate that 34% of fire deaths are as a result of smoke and toxic fumes. No smoke without fire is a common term taken too lightly, a fire sprinkler system will significantly reduce the smoke and fumes as sprinkler heads activate on a heat source. A fire which reaches 67 degrees celsius will activate the sprinkler head and quickly start to put out the fire. Quick response sprinkler heads are designed to keep smoke and fumes to a minimum by attacking the heat source fast, the result is more often steam rather then smoke.

Case studies show

From the three activations Ultrasafe’s systems have extinguished and saved lives, all where reported to have put out the fire before the fire services arrived! 48% of fire deaths are recorded in the 60 years and over category of which dwelling fires account for 45% of all primary fires & 76% of all deaths in GB in 2012-13*.

Doing the maths – that is a shocking statistic.  

Driving down the statistics

What the report did show as a positive is that fire deaths are down on previous years. 132 fewer than 10 years ago in 2002-03 and 479 fewer than 30 years ago in 1981-82.*

Fire sprinklers are recognised and encouraged by Fire and Rescue Services nationwide, Building Control, Councils, Government Bodies all appreciate the benefits of fire sprinkler. Ultrasafe  are helping to reduce fire deaths in the UK and our systems of which we have installed over 1700 in dwellings, extra care homes, schools, and hotels to mention a small group, and we will continue to educate and promote the trade off’s and benefits of fire sprinklers.  Against the cost of a fire death believed to be (£2 million per death)* a fire sprinkler installation is exceptional value for money. But more importantly, it can be a life saver. You will never replace the loss of a love one.

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* data provided by https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-statistics-user-survey-2012-summary-of-responses

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