SAVE LIVES IN HIGH RISE FLATS

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TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BRITISH CITIZENS UP AND DOWN THE COUNTRY LIVE IN HIGH RISE COUNCIL OR LOCAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION FLATS. MOST WERE BUILT DURING THE AFTER WAR PERIOD OF HOUSING SHORTAGES. MANY OVER 15 FLOORS. THOUGH INDIVIDUAL COUNCILS HAVE EMPLOYED VARIOUS RUDIMENTARY FIRE PRECAUTIONS, MANY BUILDINGS LACK SUFFICIENT EXIT ROUTES ETC, THAT WERE NOT THOUGHT OF BACK IN THE 1960'S, 70'S. IN RECENT YEARS MANY HAVE BEEN CLAD WITH INSULATIVE 'SKINS' WITH VARYING DEGREES OF FLAMMABILITY DURING FIRES. THE TRAGIC FIRE AT GRENFELL TOWER LONDON THIS WEEK IN WHICH SO MANY DIED HAS HIGHLIGHTED THAT THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES IN THE UK ARE AT RISK IN HIGH RISE RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS IN A FIRE SITUATION UNDER EXISTING SAFETY STANDARDS. ONE THING THAT WOULD HAVE UNDOUBTEDLY SLOWED OR LIKELY PREVENTED THE SPREAD OF FIRE AT GRENFELL TOWER WOULD HAVE BEEN A SIMPLE SPRINKLER SYSTEM. THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT UNDER THE PRE EXISTING REGULATIONS FOR SPRINKLERS IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS THOUGH MOST OFFICES ARE FITTED WITH THEM. LETS NOT ALLOW ANOTHER GRENFELL TOWER LIKE DISASTER TO HAPPEN ! PLEASE SIGN MY PETITION TO PUSH THE GOVERNMENT INTO CHANGING THE OUTDATED LAW AND BRING ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS FOR ALL HIGH RISE RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS.  THANKYOU.



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