International News: Funding of home fire sprinklers in Derbyshire, UK

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Mar 28, 2013

Sprinkler2The British Automatic Sprinkler Association (BASA) announces that Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority (DFRA) has supported a proposal to promote safer houses for residents of communities within Derbyshire by providing £200,000 (more than $300,000 USD) funding towards the retrofitting of domestic sprinklers and installing them in new developments identified for vulnerable persons at risk to fire.

This was based on the criteria that £20,000 (more than $30,000) would be offered to each Council, Borough/District, or Housing Association, on the basis that it would be match-funded by them up to the same amount. Nine community councils have committed to implementing the program.