BBC Newsnight - July 7, 2017
A series of failings that hampered the efforts of firefighters to tackle the Grenfell Tower fire and rescue the building's residents have been identified by a BBC investigation.
Fire and Rescue Service History in England
|Photo: Manchester Fire and Rescue Service|
|Photo: London Fire Brigade|
|Grenfell Tower disaster, June 14, 2017 - 72 dead, 70 injured, 223 escaped|
|David Badillo, front, and watch manager Michael Dowden at Grenfell Tower|
|Tragedy at Vernon Mills|
|Fighting a losing battle|
|Map of fire|
I am a fire buff and one-time volunteer. This blog is an attempt to share what was learned from my time in the fire service and to thank my friends - volunteer and career alike - for their patience and support. There were many highs and many lows.
This project took shape following visits to the historic Clerkenwell, Lambeth and Euston fire stations in August 2001. Your editor thanks the following members of the London Fire Brigade for their their hospitality: Robin Whittington, Terry Chaplin, Dave Seaman, Alex Spreadbury, Steve Bowes and John Deans.