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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...

Corbyn attacks government's lack of action a year after Grenfell

  Jeremy Corbyn today (5 June) accused the Government of failing to learn any lessons in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, despite the first anniversary of the anniversary happening next week. Mr Corbyn told the Fire Brigades Union annual conference in Brighton: “People are still...

Reaction to today's (4 June) evidence from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Reacting to reports out of today's (4 June) hearings at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, FBU general secretary Matt Wrack said: “It is clear that from the earliest accounts of the night that firefighters faced an unprecedented catastrophe and they responded by going above and beyond the call of...

One year on: Justice for Grenfell Solidarity March

Join the Fire Brigades Union as we march to Downing Street with Justice4Grenfell on 16 June to demand justice for the victims of the disaster. One year ago 72 people died and 70 were injured in the worst fire in the UK for decades. Since then there has been a trail of broken promises from the...

FBU reacts to comments made on the Today programme

Responding to comments made by Andrew O’Hagan on the Today programme (30 May) Matt Wrack, general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), said: “The firefighters who responded to the Grenfell Tower fire, the emergency fire control operators who took dreadfully distressing calls, acted with...

Press report regarding the Grenfell Tower fire

The Fire Brigades Union wishes to clarify a number of points regarding the Grenfell Tower fire following a report today (25 May) in the Daily Telegraph. The FBU is participating in the public inquiry as a core participant. We are engaging in good faith in the inquiry process and hope that it...

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