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Grenfell Tower - Statement

Grenfell Tower - Statement

14 June

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) Chief Executive Ann Millington said: "Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower in London and our colleagues from London Fire Brigade and all the emergency services working in difficult conditions to deal with this tragic incident. 

KFRS has an agreement in place to support neighbouring fire and rescue services where required, although no firefighters or fire engines were needed, LFB requested the use of our unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) to assist crews at the scene." 

KFRS is giving assurances and advice to Kent and Medway residents who may have concerns about fire safety. 

It is important to remember that fires of this type are extremely rare and that most fires do not spread further than one or two rooms. High rise buildings are designed to contain and prevent fire from spreading. 

Residents are advised to make sure they know the fire safety procedures and evacuation plans for their specific building.  

For more information, please follow our fire safety tips for residents of high-rise properties, including advice about what to do in the event of a fire.

If you're concerned about whether your home is safe from fire, please contact our home safety team for advice or for a free Safe and Well Visit by calling 0800 923 7000

 

 

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