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Saint bavo Cathedral gets new fire protection against next summer

Ghent The Ghent Saint bavo Cathedral today would be all brandveiliger than the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris apparently was, but by next summer there will be a

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Saint bavo Cathedral gets new fire protection against next summer
Ghent The Ghent Saint bavo Cathedral today would be all brandveiliger than the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris apparently was, but by next summer there will be a completely new system hang. That was earlier decided. The cathedral will include fire alarms, sprinklers, and sensors.

Three times if there was a fire in our cathedral of Ghent, and fortunately the damage is always limited. “There was a fire in the 17th century, in 1822, and a last time at the end of the 90's,” says Ludo Collin, rector of the cathedral. “That last fire was in an attic room above the sacristy, but the situation was fortunately fairly quickly under control.”

for more than 30 years ago, measures were taken to the cathedral fire(there). When were the roofs and the attics compartmented with walls and fire-resistant roofs, so that any fire is not going to could spread. “The fire brigade here regularly inspection, so they know exactly how any piece of the cathedral is accessible. All that will be in the Notre-Dame undoubtedly have been. In Ghent there is also an evacuation plan for the existing art treasures, in order of their importance. The Van Eyck-triptych, is also separately protected against theft and against fire.”

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