According to this Mirror article:

One firefighter, who did not want to be named, told the Sunday Mirror: “We’ve been told by our management don’t speak, ideally. The coroner has said it could obstruct the investigation. I don’t know how it can – what’s happened has happened, but that’s what we’re being told.”

Have the management of the firefighters forbidden them from speaking out about this disaster?


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The BBC appears to confirm this. Their article Grenfell firefighters 'hampered by equipment' says,

Firefighters have been told not to talk to the media but Newsnight obtained a copy of the "incident mobilisation list", the document which details every appliance dispatched to the incident.

The programme was also sent anonymous accounts from a number of men and women involved in the operation.

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    If the OP doubts a newspaper, how does citing another settle the question in any significant way?
    – Sklivvz
    Jul 9, 2017 at 10:23
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    I was just hoping that the BBC would be seen as more authoritative/reliable than the Mirror.
    – ChrisW
    Jul 9, 2017 at 10:36

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