Being able to tackle a fire in this way means property can be preserved more effectively, firefighting time is dramatically cut and firefighters are safer while carrying out their duties, as the risk of backdraughts and flashovers are also reduced.”
Helpfully GLA Assembly Member has asked the London Mayor about this…
London Fire Brigade – Fog Spike – Question No: 2017/3837 Caroline Pidgeon
Kent Fire Brigade has introduced fog spike, a tool used to punch holes into a structure and deliver water into the inside, which dramatically reduces the spread of a fire. Will you look at introducing this kit for all London firefighters? If so, what would be the timeframe for its introduction?
Written response from the Mayor
London Fire Brigade (LFB) recognises the safety benefits that fog spikes and other water misting technologies can provide firefighters as an additional tool during operational response. Work is already underway to identify funding to explore how these types of technologies could be trailed and utilised within London’s complex built environment to assist in minimising the disruption and financial impact fires have on the community and business.