⚠️ Breaking News ⚠️

#highrise #fire in #Milan

This is a bad one the #grenfell2 we have feared - did everyone make it out, do the fire service have it under control & are crews safe.

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Informative thread from @g_bonfiglio on the #MilanFire

Astonishing footage

We’re going to l need another rethink in building design to account for wind effect, aerodynamic effect, coanda effect and combustible cladding

Cc @team_greenhalgh @NFCC_FireChiefs @BuildSafeCrisis
#MilanFire staggering rate of fire development as a 15 storey building was engulfed in flames.

Reports of resident being evacuated and suffering from smoke inhalation
Dramatic images from #milanfire today as a 15 storey highrise is engulfed.
#Milanfire footage shows a number of fire & other phenomena occurring simultaneously to create a perfect facade fire storm

1) Coanda Effect (pic 1)
2) Stack effect (pic 1)
3) wind effect (pic 2-3)
4) aerodynamic effect (pic 4)

All have bearing on the #firedynamics + #firegrowth
#Milanfire coverage by @emmajames3 @TheSun

Residents required fire service assisted evacuation after becoming trapped

Separate reports of 20 treated for smoke inhalation.

#highrisefire #BuildingSafetyCrisis

The facade is completely destroyed but the rate of fire spread was staggering

#milanfire #highrisefire #buildingsafetycrisis
From this clip we can see the delimitation of what appears to be ACM cladding (see mark-up)

The debris field will be 1 1/2 x the building height - presenting challenges to fire fighting & rescue operations

#firespread appears more accelerated than #grenfell due to #windeffect
More screen shots of the #MilanFire

The cladding disintegrated showering surrounding area with debris & leaving a burnt out shell of a building & many homeless.

50mts post #grenfell we should not be seeing highrise fires in Milan & China x

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28 Aug
Another close call #highrise #fire in #China

Thankfully all residents evacuated safely - this time!
More footage & details on the #ChinaFire in a highrise block

With thousands of combustible clad blocks in the U.K. - families must be deeply worried

@team_greenhalgh @RobertJenrick time to clear the blockers to funding fire safe homes or risk #Grenfell2

When we design buildings we have to consider #firefighting operations

Yes in the primary image that’s fire fighters on the roof level - over 300 we’re involved tackling this #highrisefire
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Pls dm if you have any suggestions

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@claddingscanda1 Why?

Legacy concerns over security or arson risks
convenient FOI blocking strategy for an embattled @GOVUK

All of which is ridiculous when national enforcement registers are a) required by law to be in the public domain
b) list full details

cfoa.org.uk/11823 ImageImageImageImage
@claddingscanda1 @GOVUK Given the sensitivity of this subject matter here are some useful links signposted to allow more informed positions.

Here’s an informative article from @kentfirerescue on enforcement policy & key enforcement considerations.

@claddingscanda1 @GOVUK @kentfirerescue All statutory enforcement agencies are bounded by legislation & a clear regulators code.

Primary legislation- Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006

Secondary The Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) Order 2007 (as amended)

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11 Jan
@sarahjolney1 @mhclg 1/3 Sadly waking watch relief fund should be called the fire alarm relief fund

I’d surmise @govuk had the £30mil in contingency, they know fine well @mhclg backed @lgahousing guidance repeatedly stressed communal fire alarms = false fire alarms (see heard and embedded posts)
@sarahjolney1 @mhclg @GOVUK @lgahousing 2/3 @mhclg have been very sly in down grading the standards in the building safety fund from new build combustible cladding ban to intended pre #grenfell standards

This reduces the number to blocks in scope for limited funding & demand on sector = quicker recovery

Is it safe?
@sarahjolney1 @mhclg @GOVUK @lgahousing 3/3 Why is @mhclg gifting @RICSnews £700k of public funds for #EWS1 which remains open to fraud

When Australian - Victoria came up with a more robust federal audit regime in Nov 2017

+ no ghastly wait on #Hackitt white elephant or new Legislation - when operation clean sweep
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3 Dec 20
❌ Breaking news ❌

Casualties follow a major explosion near Bristol
Reports #bristolexplosion one dead, two missing and several injured

Multiagency emergency service - major incident response

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Ten ambulance unit and air ambulance dispatched to a major incident following an #avonmouthexplosion near #bristol

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7 Oct 20
Yesterday I called on @BorisJohnson, key ministers & stakeholders to launch a #publicinquiry into UK #Hospital #FireSafety.

As the second wave of #covid19 picks up critical mass must address the plethora of fire safety defects & concerns.

Press DM for comment
We do appear to have a fire safety problem in UK hospitals

@ukhomeoffice stats indicates an alarming number of fires in high rise hospitals & in the thread woefully inadequate PFI new build quality to legacy issues.
When @NFCC_FireChiefs @labcuk both advise member enforcement agencies to take a soft touch to fire safety in mega #nightinggale field hospitals & significant departures from Health technical memorandum (HTM) Firecode alarm bells are ringing.
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