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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Derbyshire Fire chief calls on UK government to introduce automatic fire sprinkler legislation

A leading fire professional from Derbyshire has called on the government to introduce new legislation to make automatic fire sprinkler systems mandatory. Sean Frayne, an assistant chief fire officer for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, said that Westminster should follow the lead of the government in Wales, reports the Ashbourne News Telegraph.

The Domestic Fire Safety LCO (Legislative Competence Order) act is expected to pass the Welsh Assembly in the coming months. The law would require all new build houses in Wales to be fitted with an automatic fire sprinkler system.

Mr Frayne told the news provider that politicians must give "serious consideration" to a change in legislation.

"Automatic sprinkler systems are exceptionally effective through their ability to control a fire before it gets to life threatening proportions," he said.

Chief Fire Officer Frayne joined the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in April 1985, transferring to the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service in October 1997. The fire officer has had a variety of roles and promotions within Derbyshire working in operations, training, station management, performance management, risk management and corporate services.

Source - FIA

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