This Firefighter’s Tweet Has Gone Viral Following The Grenfell Tower Fire In London
It's been retweeted over 16,000 times already.
A London firefighter, known only as Mick, shared a heart-wrenching image on Twitter yesterday saying, “You know it’s not going to be good when you’re told to write your name on you helmet before you go in!”
He’s one of the 200 firefighters who’ve been tackling the blaze at the Grenfell Tower apartment block in London, which has so far killed 17 people and injured dozens more.
His tweet, which shows his yellow helmet with his name and identity number written on it in black marker, has struck a chord with thousands of people because it highlights the bravery of firefighters all over the world.
You know it's not going to be good when your told to write your name on you helmet before you go in! pic.twitter.com/qToYAXa1k8
— Mick (@crispymick) June 14, 2017
At the time of writing, Mick’s tweet has been shared over 16,000 times and has garnered almost 40,000 likes, from people feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for his hard work.
People have been paying tribute to the London firefighters on social media, thanking them for risking their lives to save others and for being so heroic at this awful time.
— Mark Gamlyn (@wyp_MarkGamlyn) June 14, 2017
— Reihane Taravati (@reihanetaravati) June 14, 2017
Thank you to all the fire fighters at the fire in London and to everyone helping out. Love goes to all affected xx ♥️ #GrenfellTowerFire
— Lucy (@Lucy_Berry_M) June 14, 2017
Words can't describe the workrate & intent of those fire fighters in London today, some lives saved in the horror. One job I wouldn't envy.
— Willie Quinn (@liamocoinn) June 14, 2017
The fire is believed to have started on the second floor of the 24-storey building, and flames reached the top floor within 15 minutes.
Prime Minister Theresa May has promised a full investigation, as questions are asked about the speed at which the fire spread.
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