FBU reaction comment to police investigation over use of stay put

Reacting to the announcement that the Metropolitan Police are opening an investigation into the use of the stay put policy at the Grenfell Tower fire Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said:

“Grenfell firefighters were dealing with an unprecedented situation that nobody had prepared for and that they should never have had to face. Every decision made during that time will come under scrutiny in the inquiry. We will not pre-judge. But this should not be allowed to divert attention from the real cause of the level of destruction which is that the fire safety measures within the building were utterly inadequate and completely failed. A key factor in this is that the government and local council gave priority to saving money over protecting people.” 

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