Petition for more home sprinklers

FIREFIGHTERS want the public to join their campaign for sprinklers to be compulsory in all new homes.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has launched an online e-petition and said if it gets the backing of 100,000 people it could be debated in Parliament.

The move follows news that Wales has passed a law making them compulsory in all new homes.

Assistant chief fire officer Chris Blacksell, director of safety at Humberside Fire & Rescue Service, said: “Sprinklers are the equivalent to having a firefighter ready and waiting in every room of your home.”

To pledge your support for the petition visit http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/ and search for sprinklers.