Grenfell resident says firefighters weren’t quick enough
For many who survived the fire at Grenfell Tower, questions remain about the role of the fire service. Fourth floor resident Maryam Adam lived next door to the flat where the fire first took hold. She was one of the first out of the building and believes firefighters didn’t act quickly enough.
Grenfell Inquiry: Scotland Yard to investigate if lives were lost as result of “stay put” instruction
Scotland Yard is to investigate the London Fire Brigade over its use of the stay put policy during the Grenfell Tower Fire after claims that it cost lives – and should have been abandoned far earlier. Lawyers for the Fire Brigade told the public inquiry into the fire that a mass evacuation of the building would have been extremely difficult…
Grenfell Tower inquiry: ‘stay put advice failed’
They were told to stay inside their flats when the fire broke out. Now the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster has heard that the “stay put” advice substantially failed half an hour after the blaze broke out. Failing to abandon it then, the counsel to the inquiry said, could have made all the difference…
Brother of Grenfell victim: ‘stay put’ fire policy should have been abandoned earlier
The brother of the first named victim of the Grenfell Tower fire says the fire brigade should have abandoned their “stay put” policy much earlier. Omar Al Haj-Ali and his brother Mohammed – both refugees from Syria – were told to stay put three times before deciding to flee, but only Omar made it out…
FactCheck: Fire alarm – but is it all smoke and mirrors?
The “25 per cent cuts” line deserves a bit of a pinch of salt, as does the complaint that the fire service as a whole has been hit harder by austerity than other public services.