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Codes must be followed to be effective; Immediate lessons from the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

A huge amount of information has flooded the internet and media outlets regarding the possible causes and now future ramifications of this tragedy. As the exterior cladding of the building is being initially blamed for the fire’s rapid propagation, the presence of such a material on dozens of other government owned housing blocks has led to large-scale evacuations of residents, putting thousands of people out of their homes. 1,117 more words

Building Codes

Camden: Households refusing to leave unsafe towerblocks are being 'Selfish'

Of course, it is annoying and inconvenient to be kicked out of your home so late, and not wondering where you will stay. It is an emergency situation, this is what happens. 165 more words


UK fire safety crisis expands; Hundreds evacuated in London

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities revealed that 27 high-rise apartment blocks across the country have cladding that failed fire safety tests. 901 more words


27 London high-rise apartments evacuated after failed fire safety tests

Britain said 27 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes late on Friday. 739 more words


Vancouver Fire reminds of $500 cigarette disposal fine ahead of hot weekend

It could cost you $500 to smoke a single cigarette – that is, if you don’t discard it properly.

Vancouver Fire and Rescue are reminding people of the penalty with scorching temperatures expected across the region, which raises the potential for brush fires caused by lit cigarette butts. 130 more words


Summer Safety Digest: 13 Things You Need to Know for a Safe, Sane Season

Yo, summer! You think you’re pretty hot here in North Texas, don’t you? Well, okay, you are … but we’ve got tips for how to chill and enjoy all you have to offer without ending up in the… 562 more words

General Health