The Government already has an oven-ready blueprint for the reform of our fire and rescue service. Now is the time to implement it in full and without delay.
Residents in one block are “trapped behind the shrinkwrap, which restricts light and airflow… it is suffocating, oppressive, gloomy and depressing” affecting their mental health. Leaseholders were asked to contribute £21,000 each.
The Government’s protection of leaseholders is welcome. But indiscriminate penalising of property developers is rough justice.
Sprinklers offer a sensible way to protect our historic buildings. But they are not being installed.
The Tri-Service Safety Officer combines the skills of a trained firefighter, a co-responder paramedic and has community safety accreditation from the police.
We have made tackling domestic abuse a priority, carried out joint working on mental health, and seen a 30 per cent reduction in burglaries.
We must take responsibility for public safety – to protect people, homes, businesses, and schools.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy was a shocking exception to a trend of improvement in safety. Fire deaths are down below 250 a year, the second lowest on record.
A shockingly large number are caused by arsonists. There should be an award events for those who help to combat this menace.
We owe it to the victims to ensure better co-ordination is in place to avert future tragedies.