Aug 242010

Borough LibDems know that sprinklers could save lives.

Cllr Kathy Newbound, LibDem Group Deputy Leader said, “A fire causing 13 deaths in a Scottish care home in 2003 led to the Scottish Parliament making sprinklers compulsory in all care homes two years later.

This year the Welsh Assembly have asked for all new homes to have sprinklers.

“It is no wonder that the Royal Berkshire Fire Authority are currently lobbying for councils in their area to encourage the fitting of more sprinklers.”

Cllr Kathy Newbound added, “I think the more publicity about the extra safety that sprinklers can bring, the better. Over the last decade having smoke detectors have helped save lives. Now we should be highlighting this extra form of protection.”

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