This video from Britain says about itself:
Grenfell Firefighter – Lack of Equipment
27 June 2017
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Firefighter numbers down 22%
Saturday 28th October 2017
There were 42,385 firefighters in 2007, but this year the figure stands at 33,049, a reduction of 22 per cent. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said that the “cut in firefighter posts mirrors a decline in fire prevention work,” with fire safety audits declining by 14 per cent in the last year and 36 per cent since 2010.
“We’ve seen thousands of front-line firefighter posts axed and dozens of fire stations closed, with the result that it’s taking a lot longer for crews to arrive at emergencies.”
Shadow fire minister Chris Williamson said that “the figures reveal the limits of the Tories’ concern for improving fire safety. The next Labour government will halt cuts to the fire service and recruit 3,000 new firefighters.”
FRIDAY November 15 2002 — marked down in rock and roll folklore now as the day that Joe Strummer and Mick Jones from the Clash were reunited on stage at Acton Town Hall for the first time in the best part of two decades in support of striking firefighters. Fifteen years on, bang underneath the Westway and in the shadow of Grenfell Tower, right in the heart of the Clash manor of west London, we will be at the fabulous Maxilla Social Club on Saturday November 11 for a celebration of Joe’s life and legacy at a night of campaigning and music supported by the Fire Brigades Union and RMT. There are still a few tickets left but you will need to look sharp.
Firefighters with just six days basic first aid training are being sent to medical emergencies instead of ambulances. This happened on over 44,000 occasions last year and included patients suffering from heart attacks and strokes: here.
FIREFIGHTERS face a greater risk of developing cancer because of an ‘alarmingly high’ level of dangerous chemicals carried on their clothing, researchers have found. In the first study of its kind, experts at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) discovered firefighters were more likely to absorb cancerous gases through their skin rather than inhaling them. ‘Dangerously high levels of harmful chemicals’ remain on their protective gear following exposure to smoke, according to the research, published in the Scientific Reports journal: here.