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Our response to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase One report

Paul Woodrow OBE, Director of Operations, at London Ambulance Service, said:

“We welcome the findings and fully accept the recommendations which have now been published from the first phase of the Grenfell Inquiry, as far as they relate to the London Ambulance Service. We will work jointly with our emergency service colleagues and others to ensure any actions and areas of focus are addressed as quickly as possible.

“The fire at Grenfell Tower had a profound impact on everyone involved across the organisation, both on the night of the incident itself and also in the days, weeks and months that followed. I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to each and every one of my colleagues in the service who responded to this disaster.

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies remain with the families, friends and communities of those 72 people who lost their lives on that night. We owe it to each and every one of them to ensure that we, and every other organisation involved, learn from this tragedy and are as prepared as possible to deal with any other incident of this magnitude that might arise in the future.”

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