Grenfell Tower firefighter took selfie outside ruins and used it on Tinder

A Grenfell Tower firefighter on the scene took selfies of the blazing inferno in the background which he later used on his Tinder profile.

The disgraceful behaviour was revealed by Nazir Afzal, who recently published a report into London's Fire Service culture at a London Assembly meeting yesterday (Wednesday, February 1).

Afzal said: "In the immediate aftermath of Grenfell, after the fire had just been raging, a male firefighter had a selfie taken of himself outside the building, which he then used as his Tinder profile.

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"He was quickly told to get rid of it. He was subsequently given I understand, words of warning."

It comes as the London Fire Brigade was found to be "institutionally misogynist and racist" according to a review into its culture published in November.

The report, Afzal said, would make for 'grim reading' and included stories of a black firefighter having a noose left by his locker, while a female employee was sent a video of a colleague exposing himself.

The report was commissioned after a trainee firefighter took his own life in August 2020 after his family feared he was being bullied due to his race.

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Speaking about the latest damning revelation about the London Fire Service, Afzal said: "How did he feel entitled to do that? Why did he feel entitled to do that when 72 lives had been lost in the building, including 18 children?

"He felt that what was more important was how he would look to other women on his social media site."

The fire service has now apologised for his actions, saying: "In 2018, the brigade took disciplinary action against a member of staff who used an entirely inappropriate photograph on a dating profile.

"London Fire Commissioner Andy Roe told the panel he "seeks to deny nothing in this report."

The Grenfell Tower fire killed 72 people in June 2017, and was the worst residential fire to take place in the UK since the Second World War.

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