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Jim P

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  1. Hi Agarth, because I was tackling this fire shortly after the initial attendance. Many of the intial crews I have known for over 20 years and I have their first hand accounts. The cause is not in doubt by anybody but the reason for it catching fire is the question that will have to be answered. There are a number of possible reasons all of which will form part of the investigation. I was also subsequently involved in the stabilisation of the building and body recovery. The current total is an accurate reflection of what is currently known. What I know makes your ' evidence' and 'analysis' of a cover up laughable. As I have said its just the sort of rubbish that you read in The Sun or Daily Mail. I will leave the Thai Visa readers to judge who is gullible and really doesnt know what they are talking about.
  2. Your information from multiple sources, ummm let me guess The Sun, Daily Mail, You Tube, the understandable rants of angry and distressed tenants and relatives, that want answers yesterday etc None of which are evidence. Many missing are amongst those recovered, they haven't been able to confirm the identities yet. Your theories are, as I said, rubbish. Before they admit to it, admit to what ? Have you been inside the tower, or in anyway involved ? You are accusing the Police, Fire brigade, recovery teams etc of a cover up.
  3. Your talking rubbish, what maths? The figure given may rise, indeed it is likely to rise, but conclusive proof must be made before banding figures around willy nilly. Where did you get your information from, if you believe Im being patronising? You have quoted its POLICY to drip feed the figures.
  4. Not true, you must be a soft touch for the conspiracy theorists.
  5. I must have walked straight past her on Saturday as I strolled the whole length of the beach
  6. What you see on tv from the comfort of your chair with full hearing and vision are somewhat different from what you are faced with inside the building. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to walk unobstructed to doors and just ring the bell. For your information doors bells weren't rung, doors were smashed in, hope this helps.
  7. I heard the same Dave. I hope your daughter returns safe, thanks for her help and all the emergency services.
  8. This is called FSG, Fire Survival Guidance and has just been reported on the news if all fire safety conditions are met this should be the case. This policy was adopted after a fire at Lakenal House. One of the factors I would think last night was that been an exceptionally warm night fire will have travelled upwards through open windows. Other than that I can comment as Im not qualified to do so, Im just a Firefighter.
  9. Hi guys and girls I have just returned from this fire about 1 hour ago, I have been there since about 1.30 am and will be returning tonight at 8pm. I have never seen anything like this in my career As we approached the building along the adjacent A40 road we could see the tower alight on one side. On arrival this quickly spread to the whole block. A protected internal staircase allowed us to climb the building but as conditions deteriorated this became impossible. Many many people were saved but alas many more than is currently reported have perished. Residents had trapped friends and family speaking to them on their mobiles asking for help. People were jumping from the building, one hit a colleague of mine who was entering the building. Im watching on tv now, it seems unbelievable.
  10. Buying my first car in Thailand

    Yes, thank you petermik I already have that.
  11. Buying my first car in Thailand

    Ok cool so it wont be a problem for me to buy. I will be getting my Thai drivers licence asap. I put the Thai wife bit because I wasn't sure if I needed a Thai involved in some way as you do for a house purchase
  12. I will be moving to Thailand next year and applying for a retirement extension visa. Asap I would like to purchase a vehicle either from a dealership or privately using cash. I dont have a Thai wife but will be renting a property alone. Is proof of my address and a driving licence all that is required to make the purchase?