There was no delay in fire-engines reaching blaze
Dear Ed, I WOULD like to reassure Londoners that there was no delay in fire-engines reaching the blaze at Malmesbury House in Bethnal Green. The first two fire-engines arrived at the incident in less than six minutes, which is within the London-wide fire response standard
I WOULD like to reassure Londoners that there was no delay in fire-engines reaching the blaze at Malmesbury House in Bethnal Green (Galloway calls for death fire probe, East London Advertiser, February 26, and Website).
The first two fire engines arrived at the incident in less than six minutes, which is within the London Fire Brigade’s London-wide fire response standard.
Bethnal Green’s fire appliance, as reported by the Advertiser, was already responding to a another fire and—as is always the case when crews from the closest station are at another incident or carrying out community safety work—fire-engines from nearby stations were ordered to the scene.
Nobody could be angrier than I am whenever we have a fire death in London.
But let’s not suggest that our response to this fire was delayed.
You may also want to watch:
London Fire Commissioner
- 1 Patient group set up over allegations of 'poor care' at Royal London
- 2 Jailed: Teenagers who left victim blind in one eye after train stabbing
- 3 Canary Wharf floats idea for new green restaurant on water
- 4 Brick Lane's famous bagel shop launches delivery service
- 5 New street market coming to Docklands is Will's passion
- 6 Updated appeal for information about man last seen in Poplar in January
- 7 MPs pledge to fight on for 'forgotten victims' of IRA Canary Wharf bombing
- 8 Fire crews fight blaze at pub in Hackney Wick
- 9 Jailed: drug dealer who rammed police with stolen car to escape
- 10 Beer gardens reopening with face masks, sanitisers and cobblestones
London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority
MP should hang head in shame after double fire tragedy, Advertiser Website Letters.