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London’s burning! Kentec supports a series of events to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London

2016 marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London which started in the bakery of Thomas Farriner on Pudding lane. The fire ripped through and destroyed the medieval city of London which was then inside the old Roman city walls. The death toll recorded was low however it is thought that poor and middle class deaths were not recorded and many remains were cremated due to the intense heat of the fire. Now 350 years on, a series of events across London are happening to mark the occasion.

In the 17th century there was a lack of fire safety regulation which meant that the Great Fire of London spread easily as buildings were made out of timber and were tightly packed together. Following the fire, buildings were made of brick and equipped with buckets to prevent further fires from happening and to protect the people of London. In the present day, practices such as fire alarms, fire extinguishers and of course fire alarm control panels are in place across many cities in order to prevent fires and protect the public.

Kentec, as life safety system specialists protecting many of the iconic landmarks in the city of London, are delighted to have the opportunity to support such an event to highlight that in this present day, despite the relevant systems in place, fire safety is paramount and our number one priority. Every city, town and village around the world should have active fire measures in place to prevent such a disaster like the Great Fire of London happening again.

There are many great events across the capital that you can attend throughout late August and Early September that are suitable for all of the family. Walking tours across the part of London where the fire spread with a great guide along the way, displays at St Pauls Cathedral and exhibitions at the Guildhall library that focus on the fire and life around the time of the 17th Century. From the 1st September there will be an excellent Fire Garden Display at the Tate Modern Gallery in London which offers free entry. If you are able then head to London to commemorate the occasion and be a supporter of a safer future for fire safety and life safety!



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