The second fire commander in charge at Grenfell Tower has defended his decision not to evacuate the burning block, believing residents would die trying to escape.
A fire officer at Grenfell Tower realised “immediately” that residents should not be advised to stay put, but his concerns went unacknowledged by superiors, an inquiry has heard.
A commander who oversaw the firefighting response within Grenfell Tower has apologised to the bereaved families, telling a public inquiry: “We didn’t let you down, the building let us all down.”
The Duchess of Sussex has written the foreword for a new community cookbook that will help Grenfell families and others.
A 999 operator has described a harrowing, 40-minute phone call with a Grenfell Tower victim, who gradually succumbed to smoke on the top floor.
A control room supervisor who fielded 999 calls from Grenfell Tower felt “very, very uncomfortable” about stay-put advice one hour into the fire, an inquiry has heard.
Trapped Grenfell Tower residents told to stay put by 999 operators were not informed the advice had changed unless they happened to ring again, an inquiry has heard.
More than 1,200 people traumatised by the Grenfell Tower fire received mental health treatment in the year after the blaze, figures show.
A “miscommunication” between senior fire officers at Grenfell Tower meant attempts to rescue residents on the highest floors stopped for an hour, an inquiry has heard.
It is a national scandal the Government did not act on warnings about dangerous cladding almost two decades before the “entirely avoidable” Grenfell Tower fire, the firefighters union said.