Norway is home to many old churches made of stone and wood. Some of these are hundreds of years old and are therefore classified as cultural heritage and must be protected from damage including fire. Fires in churches have usually happened due to failures in old electrical installations and lightning striking them, but within the last couple of years, many churches have been subject to arson, where arsonists ignite the churches from the outside on the facade.
It was for two old and famous wooden churches located in Porsgrunn decided that a fixed firefighting system was to be installed in them. However, one of the churches was subject to arson before it was protected. This raised a lot of focus on the other church, the Vestre Porsgrunn Church, and the need for a robust, reliable, and well-tested system being able to perform both indoors as well as outdoors. VID FIREKILL luckily had a solution for indoor and outdoor protection of such structures which matched all the criteria. A facade system for outdoor protection and Model N-pipe and Model APS for indoor protection.