The fire industry came together at an emotionally charged Firex International to meet, network and discuss the challenges facing their industry. Conversations naturally centred on the Grenfell Tower tragedy and what is needed in order to drive change.
The tragedy was also marked by a collection for the victims and tribute wall, as well as a series of seminar sessions on the topic. Amongst the sessions covered was a panel debate between fire experts on the need for an overhaul of regulations following the tragedy. In an emotional debate, which began with a one-minute silence to commemorate the victims, Dennis Davis of the Fire Sector Federation (FSF) said the industry was ‘creating the legacy for the next 50 years’ following the Grenfell Tower fire.
Gerry Dunphy, Brand Director for Firex International, commented ‘Over the last few weeks, national fire safety has become a part of everyday conversations. Firex provided an opportunity for the whole fire sector to congregate and reflect on the clear and present challenges the UK now faces and we’re grateful to everyone who participated’.