Assembly response to Grenfell inquiry

Commenting on the inquiry, Chair of the London Assembly Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee, Andrew Dismore AM said: “Our thoughts today are first and foremost with the bereaved, survivors, and residents of Grenfell Tower.  “Earlier this month, the LFB published their…

Grenfell inquiry must be fire safety “watershed” – IOSH

The Grenfell Tower public inquiry must be “a watershed for fire safety”, says the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The UK Government has announced the terms of reference for the inquiry. Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted in full the recommendations…

Queen’s Speech: Firefighters tell government to stop disastrous cuts

Firefighters have called on MPs to support an amendment to the Queen’s Speech tomorrow (28 June) that will protect the fire and rescue service in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), which represents the…

The Grenfell Tower Fire – What will it teach us?

On 14th June the Grenfell Tower fire in London killed at least 79 people. A faulty fridge freezer sparked the fire. The exterior cladding and insulation on the tower have been blamed for accelerating the fire’s spread. Non-existent fire protection…

Grenfell Tower: ASFP statement

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) wishes to convey its sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower tragedy and to pay tribute to the bravery and professionalism of the fire service.…

UK to hold inquiry into London tower block fire as death toll rises to 17

By Alistair Smout and Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday promised a public inquiry into a fire that gutted a 24-storey apartment block killing at least 17 people, as the government faced questions about how…

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