Dany Cotton says new guidance needed as she presents report on post-Grenfell response

More than two years after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the London fire commissioner has indicated that firefighters still need guidance on what to do if a building is burning out of control and advice to “stay put” is no longer safe.

Delivering an interim report into how the London fire brigade has responded since the 14 June 2017 tragedy claimed 72 lives, Dany Cotton said on Wednesday that a review of “stay put” policies was needed, admitting “considerable challenges” remained in moving away from the policy that is widely believed to have cost many lives at Grenfell.

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