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Response to Grenfell Fire Report from Chief Fire Officer Rebecca Bryant

October 30 2019

Rebecca Bryant, Chief Fire Officer, said: "The thoughts of everyone within Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are with all of those affected by the Grenfell tower fire, the release of this report and the recommendations within it will be thoroughly examined by our teams in order to ensure that all of the learning informs our approach in dealing with this type of incident.

"Locally Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is actively encouraging building owners to fit sprinklers into high rise buildings as part of our Community Sprinkler Project. This project aims to see sprinklers fitted into all residential buildings over four floors in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent by 2026. Through this continued effort we now have seen sprinklers retro fitted or being fitted into 11 buildings with a commitment from a further 19 buildings."