Protection and Building Safety News

09-11-17

NFCC reinforces its positions on sprinklers

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has reinforced its position in retro-fitting sprinklers in high rise buildings. According to the NFCC, sprinklers are the most effective way to ensure that fires are suppressed or even extinguished befor…

27-10-17

NFCC responds to new prevention and protection statistics

 The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has voiced its concern that the number of firefighters in England has fallen by 21 per cent since 2010/2011. New statistics released by the Home Office show a fall of over 9,000 firefighters compared wi…

25-10-17

NFCC calls for sprinklers to be fitted in new build schools

The National Fire Chiefs Council is calling for all new school builds or refurbishments to have sprinklers fitted - a policy that is mandatory in Scotland and Wales. Figures show the proportion of new schools built with sprinklers had dropped from …

17-10-17

NFCC and TSA agree Memorandum of Understanding

NFCC and Telecare Services Association (TSA) have committed to working closer together in order to improve the way in which telecare providers respond in the event of a fire. The TSA is the industry body for telecare and telehealth, and the la…

11-09-17

NFCC Business Safety Week 2017

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) will be helping businesses manage their fire risk as part of its UK Business Safety Week campaign which runs from 11th – 17th September 2017. In 2015/6, there were more than 32,000 fires in busines…