On Thursday 9 September, Sir David Amess visited Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to hear about the innovative fire safety initiatives which have been implemented and to meet the new Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.
As Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Fire Safety and Rescue Group, Sir David is in regular communication with industry experts and often calls for the Government to introduce necessary laws to improve fire safety in buildings. Sir David was joined by a number of his Parliamentary colleagues on the trip as they visited a high-rise block of flats to see the fire sprinkler retrofit before touring the fire station.
About the visit, Sir David said “it was great to see the new safety precautions that Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have put in place and how dedicated they are to keeping their county safe. We have made improvements on fire safety law in England, but there is still a lot to be done and I will continue to urge the Government to implement changes. Fire safety should not be overlooked, especially when it comes to high-rise blocks of flats”.