In a statement from the BBCDavid Swallow, tactical adviser to the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), said “services need to recognize the risk they are at now.”
“If not, then they are naive,” he added.
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“There are very city services that think that Forest fires are at the bottom of the risk list. I understand the need to prioritize resources, but there needs to be a review.”
London Fire Brigade Deputy Commissioner Jonathan Smith said the transmitter The service had already prepared for an expected increased risk, but added that the risk was now “imminent”.
So said the head of the London Fire Brigade Andy Roe Fires in the capital last week were unprecedented: “I’ve seen things this week that I didn’t expect as a London firefighter.”
Asked about the experience of the capital’s fire services over the week, Mr Roe told the PA news agency: “I think the word I would use is unprecedented.
“I’ve had a long operational career on some of the most significant incidents London has seen in decades, but despite all that experience I’ve seen things this week that I didn’t expect as a London firefighter.”
A total of 16 houses were destroyed in the major fire at Wennington, east London, and firefighters had to fight to save the fire station from the blaze even nearby.
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