Lincoln Council step up fire safety efforts

Luton Borough Council have taken action to improve levels of fire safety, installing fire doors in 10 multi-storey blocks across the town.

In total, more than 400 doors have been upgraded as part of the councils fire safety drive.

Luton Tower Block

The measures have been put in place to stifle the speed with which fire can spread throughout the building, ensuring staff can more safely evacuate those buildings in the event of fire.

The upgraded doors use fire resistant material and can now withstand the heat of a fire for 30 minutes, a considerable from the door previously in place.

The new installations will aid evacuation attempts in an emergency situation, and will work to provide a safer environment for the tenants who live in the premises

Luton Borough Councillor, Luke Shaw, said: “The safety of all Luton Borough Council tenants is our number one priority which is why we invest in measures such as this.

“Our dedicated team in the Building and Technical Services department has been working with Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service carrying out a number of improvements.

“This has included better fire safety signage, overhauling fire doors, updating fire fighting equipment, installing new emergency lighting and strengthening fire resistance in corridors, cupboards and service ducts.”