Following the terrorist attack which took place in Westminster on March 22nd, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has passed on its thoughts and sympathy to everyone affected by the tragedy.
The attack has now seen four fatalities and more than 40 people sustained injuries. This is the biggest terror attack in the UK since the London bombings in July 2005.
Chair of the NFCC Roy Wilsher said: “My thoughts are with everyone affected by the tragic events we saw unfold in London yesterday.
“It is devastating when we experience loss of life; especially when it is caused by needless terror attacks.
“I would like to offer my sincere condolences to everyone affected, especially the family of PC Keith Palmer who gave his life in the line of duty, to protect the public.
“Events such as yesterday bring home what an important role the emergency services play in every day life. It is always very difficult when we lose someone in the line of duty, and my thoughts are also with PC Palmer’s colleagues and the wider police force.
“The NFCC – along with the UK Fire and Rescue Service – will continue to work closely with the police and other emergency services.
“We work with the government on national and international issues; the public can be reassured where the fire and rescue service can offer help and support, it will assist at all levels.”
Roy Wilsher also praised the response from London Fire Brigade and how they dealt with a difficult situation in the capital.
He also said that the fire and rescue service trains with emergency services colleagues and others to respond to these sorts of incidents. He pinpointed how well these procures worked yesterday, including the UK wide JESIP principles.