Grenfell Tower firefighter praised after sharing heartfelt photo in the aftermath of the blaze

Nick Reilly
Firefighter Mick shared this candid snap on Twitter (Picture: Twitter/CrispyMick)

A firefighter has been praised after sharing a photo of his helmet and revealing the risks involved in tackling the Grenfell Tower blaze.

The firefighter, who goes by the name @CrispyMick, shared a photo of his helmet.

He explained that it was marked with his name and the code for Tottenham Fire Station so he could be identified if he didn’t make it out alive.

‘You know it’s not going to be good when your told to write your name on you helmet before you go in!’, he captioned the snap.

A firefighters looks out of the window of the gutted Grenfell Tower (Getty Images)

The photo, which received over 20,000 retweets before it was deleted, received a massive wave of support from Twitter users.

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One wrote: ‘Words can’t do justice to the commitment and unconditional bravery of our emergency services.’

Another said: ’To you and all your colleagues. What you do is off the amazing & awesome scale. Please take care of each other.’

Police have now confirmed that the blaze, which began in the early hours of Wednesday morning, has claimed the lives of 17 people.

The number is expected to rise as emergency services trawl through the wreckage of the building.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Theresa May visited the site – but received criticism for making the visit private and failing to meet any victims.