Sir David Amess MP blogs on Fire Safety

FIRE SAFETY & RESCUE TOWER BLOCKS UK – WEBSITE – BLOG – SIR DAVID AMESS MP In submitting this ‘blog’ to Tower Block UK’s website, I wish to congratulate you on the vital work you are doing in assembling a focal point for those needing advice and information about fire safety as it affects this specific type of Risk. I am the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Fire Safety & Rescue Group. Over the years there has been a common view from Government (of whatever Party) that the shift to preventive activity, which fire and rescue services had embraced around the turn of the century, had paid dividends. Deaths and injuries had fallen by around 60% and calls to Fire & Rescue Services were do

Government respond to open letter on Tower Blocks safety concerns

On the 13th May 2019, Tower Blocks UK sent the following letter to RT Hon. James Brokenshire MP To: The Right Honorable James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA Dear Minister, We welcome the government’s announcement to allocate £200 million to the removal of ACM cladding on private residential blocks. However, we feel that this does not go nearly far enough. ACM is just one of several cladding materials known to conduct the spread of flame. If the government are serious about avoiding another preventable tragedy like Grenfell, then it must immediately fund the removal of all forms of dangerous cladding. Ten years ago, t

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