Irrelevent . Made no difference to responce time at 6 mins— Brian Coleman (@BrianColeman251) 14 June 2017
However, the Fire Brigade are just one small part of the puzzle. If people had done their job, then they should not have been needed. Next time you hear about "health and safety" and "red tape" being cut to make things more efficient, just remember this. The talk is that the fire started with a faulty fridge. How such an incident, which sadly is not completely unpredictable in a dwelling with hundreds of people could have escalated to such a fire is beyind belief. A large dwelling such as this should have safety designed in. There should be fire barriers all over the place. It should be a series of boxes that are fire sealed. If one box catches fire, this should not spread. We have building regulations that specify how buildings are put together and what materials are used. Fire doors are installed to stop flames and smoke. Alarm systems are installed and regularly tested. Fire certificates are issued. There should be a whole series of checks in place, from the moment the building is designed. It is clear that the cladding caught fire. How on earth can you clad a large dwelling in a material that is not fireproof? This is beyond belief.The building was recently refrubished in a multi million pound project. There were architects, structural engineers, building contractors, building inspectors and a fire inspection to sign off this work. At which stage did it all go wrong? Was the design compromised, were corners cut, did the inspectors do their job? Did the council demand unrealistic cuts to the budgets for the refurbishment, that resulted in shoddy work?
Who knows. But what is 100% clear is that someone somewhere has been criminally negligent. The death toll may reach three figures. This is a corporate failure on a massive scale. As far as I'm concerned those responsible must face charges of corporate manslaughter. They have failed the ordinary working people who were living in the tower. The whole thing seems to me to be rotten to the core. Politicians lying to protect their back, building contractors etc removing references to Grenfell tower refurbishment work form their sales blurb on their website. It is disgusting beyond belief. It has taken me three days to collect my thoughts to say this. The residents are right to be angry. We need answers and we need prosecutions. That is the only way the greedy will learn