Kent Fire and Rescue put to test on tower block following Grenfell disaster

Firefighters are being put to test at one of Medway’s tallest tower blocks 6 months after the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Kent Fire and Rescue carried out the safety exercise at 6:30pm yesterday in Melville Court, Brompton.

The team were working for about three hours at the accommodation managed by Medway’s largest landlord, MHS homes.

This excercise was to reassure people living in the flats were safe.

The team put their skills, equipment and procedures to test for any situation similar to Grenfell Tower earlier this year.

Speaking to Kent Online, Rochester watch manager Mike Robins said,

“It was a very successful exercise with some excellent learning points.

We would like to reassure residents that fires in high-rise premises very rare, and we would advise occupants to make sure they know the fire safety and evacuations plans for their specific building.”

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