Following the death of firefighter Stephen Hunt in Manchester, Matt Wrack general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union said:
“This is a terrible tragedy. Firefighters in Greater Manchester and around the UK are devastated by the news. The thoughts of everyone in the fire and rescue service will be with Stephen’s family, friends and colleagues at this terrible time.
“This terrible incident will now need to be thoroughly investigated and we are putting those arrangements in place. That will draw on experience and expertise from around the country to ensure the process is followed carefully and methodically.”