Sprinklers save young man's life in Wales.(News)

A sprinkler system saved a young man's life in Newport, South Wales--the first ever life saved by a domestic sprinkler system in Wales and the third in the UK, according to the British Fire Consortium. Firefighters attended the call in the early hours of September 26th to find the man suffering from slight smoke inhalation but did he did not need hospital treatment. The fire had begun in the bedsit, however the sprinkler system was fitted to the property earlier this year by BFC member Fire and Safety Ltd of Newport. DO Gareth Lloyd, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: "What is clear from this incident is that a tragedy was averted by a residential sprinkler system. …

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