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Portable Misting Systems

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (NYFRS) has for years been protecting the vulnerable members of the community with smoke alarms and home safety advice.

To further protect the most vulnerable within the community the Service has purchased a number of Ultraguard Portable Misting Systems to suppress a fire within a dwelling, should a fire occur.  The UltraGuard Personal Protection System (PPS) detects and suppresses fire at an early stage which prevents the spread of fire and smoke related fire deaths. UltraGuard is saving around 10 lives every year since its development

Fast, efficient and portable UltraGuard is totally self-contained and simply plugs into the nearest socket making it ideal for flexible fire protection to enhance risk management of a property on a temporary basis.

The systems can be fitted in properties were a person has been identified as being at risk of being injured by fire. This will assist landlords to protect their residents and reduce the risk of damage to the property.

The system contains 110Lts of water which is discharged when two smoke alarms connected to the system are actuated. The requirement that both smoke alarms are activated reduces the risk of miss operation. The unit will then provide suppression for a period of 10min once the system has been activated.

The system also contains batteries which will allow the system to operate for 3 days if the mains power is removed.

NYFRS will provide UltraGuard units to residents following an assessment by one of our Community Safety Officers. If the landlord and resident consent, the units can be fitted for a limited period of time to protect the resident until a more sustainable method of protection can be found.

The installation cost of the Unit is £295 and could save a life or reduce the massive repair bills caused by a fire in a property.

Further information on Portable misting systems is available from:

CAO Performance
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Thurston Road
Northallerton
01609 780150
CAO.Performance@northyorksfire.gov.uk

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