Dany Cotton


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I want to shake off outdated language which we know is stopping young girls and women from considering this rewarding and professional career.feedback
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Oct 15 2017 London
This page is completely dedicated to what Dany Cotton has to say. All of Dany Cotton’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Dany Cotton came from an article called Stop calling us 'firemen' because it's sexist, says chief of London Fire Brigade: “The first woman firefighter joined London Fire Brigade in 1982 and it's ridiculous that 35 years later people are still surprised to see women firefighters or calling them firemen. London is a complex and challenging city and it takes a diverse selection of skills, strengths and specialisms to protect it - qualities that both men and women possess.”.
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Jul 23 2017 - London

Going forward, counsellors are visiting staff this week and carrying out a psychological health check of each individual and identifying further staff who might need support. We have an on-call counsellor available to all staff 24/7. The ongoing mental wellbeing of all of my staff will continue to be one of my main priorities.feedback

Jul 07 2017 - London

All the firefighting operations are predicated on firefighters fighting from the inside not the outside. Obviously it would be excellent to have an aerial platform but in reality they would be standing idle for long periods.feedback

Jun 24 2017

I have never seen such a phenomenal fire, a building engulfed top to bottom in flames. Committing hundreds of my firefighters into a building that at points looked like it couldn't possibly stand up due to the level of fire – I actually felt physically sick with anxiety about what was happening.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - London

I spoke to one of my officers who was very near when someone came out the window, and he was in tears and he is a professional fire officer. We like to think of ourselves as 'roughty, toughty' and heroes – they are heroes – but they have feelings, and people were absolutely devastated by yesterday's events.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - London

Tragically now we are not expecting to find anyone else alive. The severity and the heat of the fire will mean that it will be an absolute miracle for anyone to be left alive.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - London

I'm more concerned longer term about the mental impact on a lot of people who were here. People saw and heard things on a scale they have never seen before.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - London

In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything of this scale.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - London

This is an unprecedented incident. In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never, ever seen anything of this scale.feedback

Jun 14 2017

At this time I am very sad to confirm that there have been a number of fatalities, I cannot confirm the number at this time due to the size and complexity of this building.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - London

Crews wearing breathing apparatus and extended duration breathing apparatus have been working in extremely challenging and difficult conditions to rescue people and bring this major fire under control.feedback

Mar 04 2017

I still go out to fires – the last one was four weeks ago in Wembley. Although these days I don't go in the cab but I can go in my own car kitted out with blue lights. At least there is no one to criticise my driving.feedback

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