Firefighter Matt Sephton

Inside the tower

Until November, Grenfell firefighters were not allowed to talk about their experiences on that dreadful night. Now that their police interviews are under way, Lynne Wallis heard from Hammersmith firefighter and union rep Matt Sephton. Matt is limited in terms of what he can say about Grenfell, as...

Grenfell: interviews in non-London Controls

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Dear Brother/Sister Grenfell: interviews in non-London Controls We are aware that various emergency fire controls besides London took calls relating to the fire at Grenfell Tower. The Metropolitan...

Grenfell: information and advice for members

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Dear Brother/Sister Grenfell: information and advice for members The Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017 should never have happened. It must be a turning point for public safety and for the fire and...

Grenfell: The tough questions must be asked and answered

The Grenfell Tower fire was an atrocity. The inquiry must not be a whitewash. The 14 of June 2017 will forever be marked as a nightmare date of death and destruction. The accounts of the Grenfell Tower victims are painful to read and listen to. Loved ones speaking to their families for the last...

Grenfell lessons

Action to safeguard the public and firefighters from avoidable death and injury tends to follow disasters like Grenfell Tower. Lessons learned this time must end and reverse decades of ‘deregulation’ that was driven by greed and ignorance, says historian Shane Ewen . The Grenfell Tower disaster...

Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Tower: A disaster that should never have happened

The scale of the fire that engulfed Grenfell Tower in June was unprecedented. Firefighters all around the world would have watched with horror as the fire took hold as it did. In over 30 years working within the fire and rescue service, I have never seen a fire pose such a huge threat to human life...

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