Dear BBC News
The Newsnight interview with the LFB Chief clearly states that the appropriate fire-fighting equipment was sent to the small domestic fire caused by a fridge on the 4th floor of the Tower. It was assumed, correctly so, that the Tower block was properly certified, complying with fire/safety regulations.
Due to the change in regulations relating to fire/safety certification, the LFB had no means of confirming whether this was true or not.
Does LFB have/had access to this information?
As of today, it is unclear what kind of certification, if any, was issued to the Tower after the ‘upgrade’.
In this respect, the KCTMO was responsible for having this carried out by the LFB or independent fire/safety consultants. Due to change in regulations, the LFB could not carry out an unannounced inspection, as might have been the case in the past.
What happened next was unpredictable, very much like the collapse of the Tower in 9/11.
For reasons still unknown, the cheaper, unsafe Tower cladding was engulfed in flames within SECONDS, as seen on the videos.
This was a COMPLETELY NEW EVENT. How was it handled by the LFB?
To the best of their knowledge, experience, and proper training.
What they were facing was SOMETHING NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
Stop blaming the LFB.
The buck stops with the KCTMO CEO, Mr. Robert Black, who has ‘stepped aside to help with the inquiries.
On full pay he is, God knows where.
He should be enjoying the hospitality of the Ladbroke Grove Police station.
Someone somewhere is manipulating the media to deflect the responsibility for this ghastly, unprecedented inferno from a TORY managed RBKC, which owns the KCTMO.
Had the cladding been up to standard, you would NOT be reading these lines.
In short: STOP COVERING UP FOR TORY RBKC.
Kind regardsF***** B******
London W 10