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15 June 2020
June 14 marked the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. As an organisation, and as individuals, we have spent the last few days reflecting deeply on the Grenfell Tower disaster where 72 people tragically lost their lives and countless other lives changed forever.
‘The Bishop of Kensington, Graham Tomlin, said commemorating the fire has been "quite a challenge" because of coronavirus.
Yet thousands of people illuminated their rooms and houses green for Grenfell on 10:30 pm on June 14th to remember those who lost their life. By illuminating their home green thousands showed the nation we’re still united for change & justice.
"Remembering is crucial because if we forget then we repeat the mistakes of the past," he said.
Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the FIA has responded to the call for the various organisations within the fire safety industry to take a lead in resolving the problems that clearly exist within the fire safety and construction industry in order to ensure that preventable tragedies such as the Grenfell Tower fire never happen again.
As a result, the FIA have had significant input on the post-Grenfell Hackitt report and the recommendations which have gone back to government via the competency steering group.
The FIA is dedicated to advance the fire industry to be a better, safer and more competent workforce by providing training to fire safety professionals up and down the country – as well as our close work with the government.
To read more about how we are improving the industry for all –click here
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