Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service statement on Grenfell Tower fire in London

14/06/2017

​Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) would like to reassure residents across the county after a high-rise incident in London overnight.

Over 200 firefighters attended the scene at the Grenfell Tower in North Kensington shortly before 1am, where a number of fatalities have now been confirmed.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Craig Parkin, said: "Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragic incident, including our emergency services colleagues who have worked through the night and are still on scene.

"Incidents like this are thankfully extremely rare, and we would like to reassure everyone that NFRS is continually working with partner agencies to assess the fire safety measures in place at premises across Nottinghamshire.

"It is really important to regularly assess your home safety, and this includes having working smoke detectors, testing them weekly, developing an emergency evacuation plan and ensuring the whole family are aware of this.

"Should a fire occur in your home, our advice is always to get out, stay out and call 999. In instances where it is unsafe to evacuate, you should stay in place and await advice from emergency services personnel. You should never assume that others have called the emergency services and we would encourage you to educate everyone in your home about this.

"Should you notice any damage to fire protection equipment in your building, we urge you to report this to your landlord or building manager immediately.

"I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the fire safety advice that is available on our website. If you've not already taken a look at this, please visit our website – www.notts-fire.gov.uk – and click on the 'Your Safety' tab."

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