Statement on London's Grenfell Tower Fire
Monday, June 26, 2017
Our thoughts are with the people of the United Kingdom and all those who were impacted by London’s Grenfell Tower fire. This tragic event reminds us of the threat that is posed by fire, especially in high-rise buildings, and the importance of designing buildings that that keep people safe from fire.
SFPE Headquarters has reached out to the SFPE UK Chapter to offer our support and assistance. Additionally, SFPE has responded to and will continue to respond to media requests related to this incident.
Moving forward, SFPE will remain committed to its mission of developing and advancing the use of engineering best practices; expanding the scientific and technical knowledge base; and educating the global fire safety community, in order to reduce the risk of fire in buildings. Our technical committees will review the relevant findings from any of the investigations into what happened during the event and any design failures. We will work to incorporate any significant lessons learned into our technical documents and education programs so the fire safety engineering community has the best technical information available to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare.
Nicole Testa Boston, CAE
SFPE Chief Executive Officer