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Call for sprinklers in schools.

Call for sprinklers in schools.

The statistics for fires in non-residential buildings between 2009-2017 show that there were a total of 90 fires in pre-schools, nurseries, primary schools and secondary schools in 2017, up from 67 in 2016, equivalent to a 34 per cent rise.

The Brigade’s latest Fire Facts report ( released this week, shows fires at educational buildings, including colleges and universities, have increased from 20 to 28 in the same period.

The London Fire Brigade has called for sprinklers to be made compulsory in all new school builds, and for all schools to be retrofitted with sprinklers during major refurbishments. This has been mandatory in Scotland since 2010.

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