National Resilience deploys to assist as Storm Dennis hits across the UK

As Storm Dennis takes hold across the country, several major incidents across the country have been declared. Severe warnings are in place in Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire following widespread flooding.


NFCC responds to latest Home Office fire statistics

The latest statistics published by the Home Office show that while the number of fires attended by fire and rescue services have reduced by 10 per cent, there was a 9 per cent increase in dwelling fire fatalities over a 12-month period. The...


'Shaping 2020 - the challenges that demand our focus and shape our work'

In my last blog of 2019, I looked forward to the challenges that will demand our focus in 2020, including the ongoing fallout from the Grenfell tragedy, the HMICFRS State of Fire report and the expected comprehensive spending review.  Since...


NFCC expresses shock at evidence presented during second phase of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Evidence which has emerged in the opening days of the second phase of Grenfell Tower Inquiry has been met with shock and anger by the Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council.

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