Fiona meets Cheshire Fire and Rescue after Grenfell tragedy

Fiona has met with Cheshire Fire Officers including Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock to obtain and update on the Service’s review of fire safety in Cheshire following the tragic Grenfell fire incident.

At a recent meeting at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters Fire Officers explained what steps they have taken to address risks in response to the Grenfell Tower fire, and their work to improve fire protection in future. Residents residents of residential tower blocks are being offered advice and support, as fire crews and proection officers are visiting each of each of Cheshire’s 21 high-rise residential. 409 home safety assessments have been completed.

Fire officers are working with Housing Associations and attending residents’ meetings to answer specific questions relating to fire safety.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue are taking great action in addressing risks in response to the Grenfell Tower Fire and hope to improve the situation for the future.

Speaking after the meeting Fiona said:

“I was very impressed with the comprehensive steps being taken by Cheshire Fire and Rescue to ensure Residents’ safety after the Grenfell Tower fire. I was informed about the proactive work the Service has been carrying out promoting Fire Sprinkler Systems in High Rise blocks and other buildings and how the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is actively working to raise the importance of fitting sprinklers at a national level. It has been extremely reassuring to hear how much Cheshire Fire and Rescue have been doing for people across my constituency to ensure their safety.