Firefighters are expected to form a “guard of honour” to mark the retirement of London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton.
The early retirement of London’s fire chief has been welcomed as a “milestone” for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire by relatives.
London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton is to step down earlier than expected in the wake of criticism over the service’s response to the Grenfell fire.
Dany Cotton was one of just 30 female firefighters when she joined the London Fire Brigade (LFB) at the age of 18 more than three decades ago.
London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton has distanced the service from the stay-put policy which was criticised in the Grenfell Tower fire public inquiry.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has “profoundly” apologised for suggesting Grenfell victims should have used “common sense” and ignored fire service guidance not to leave the burning tower block.
The London Fire Brigade breached national guidelines by failing to adequately prepare for the Grenfell Tower fire, a damning report has concluded.
The public inquiry’s first report into the Grenfell Tower fire will be officially published on Wednesday, two days after those directly affected were given a first look.