Churchesfire help save lives!

Feb

16

2017

Churchefire are proud to provide the very best fire protection services. Our technicians' hardwork was put to the test during a recent blaze in Moortown, which broke out on the 8th floor of the Leafield Tower block.

At approximately 5:00am on the 15th of February, fire crews from Leeds and the surrounding areas attended the site to tackle the serious blaze. Ten appliances were scrambled to the scene and it was reported that 50 firefighters worked to tackle the flames.

Technician Stuart Woods had most recently attended the site for the annual major dry riser service and identified issues with the valve, this was replaced along with some washers and missing landing valve signs at the time of his visit. This equipment has since proved itself to be invaluable and it was reported that the ‘Dry risers worked and were serviced in line with national requirements and guidelines.’

Despite the severity of the fire, no one was seriously injured and the fire service stated that the smoke spread was limited only to the flat directly above the fire due to open windows ect. LCC fire safety manager’s incident report stated ‘The Fire Stopping undertaken previously proved its worth and prevented further smoke spread to neighbouring flats to the sides and above.’

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service reported one ‘Male occupier of the flat suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital by ambulance.’ Another resident who lived in the flat above, later referred himself to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, both were soon discharged.

Our engineer commented ‘It just reiterates and justifies how important these system are and how maintaining them to a high level is a life saving act.’.

The Senior Technical Commercial Officer at Leeds council was very appreciative to our engineer Stuart for his constant update and progress across their sites, and wanted to pass on his thanks to everyone. He commented ‘As Stuart pointed out it is imperative that these fire equipment works are in place and down to the continued good work from all there was no loss of life.’.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated, but initial findings are pointing to an electric oil filled heater as being the origin.