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21-09-18

NFCC welcomes Home Office announcement on future delivery of Emergency Services Network

The National Fire Chiefs Council has welcomed today’s announcement from the Home Office that the decision to deliver the future Emergency Services Network (ESN) will be in an incremental way.  The ESN will provide the platform for f…

20-09-18

Environment Agency and Fire & Rescue Service team up to tackle emergencies

The Environment Agency and the Fire & Rescue Service are rolling out new equipment which could save lives, land and property across the country from flooding by connecting fire service hoses to the EA’s high-volume trailer mounted pumps.&…

14-09-18

New law will mean stronger jail sentences for attacks on firefighters

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council has welcomed the news that individuals who attack or assault emergency service works will face longer jail terms.   The ‘Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill’ creates…

10-09-18

Wide-range of NFCC seminars taking place at this year's Emergency Services Show

The National Fire Chiefs Council will be holding two-days of innovative and informative seminars about its work and future direction at this year's Emergency Services Show. The show takes place on September 19th and 20th at the National E…

06-09-18

New Home Office fire statistics have been published

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has responded to the detailed fire statistics published by the Home Office today (6 September). The detailed analysis of fires attended by fire and rescue services in England, between April …

06-09-18

NFCC Business Safety Week

  Fire and Rescue Services will be offering businesses advice and support as part of NFCC's Business Safety Week. The campaign runs from 10th - 16th September and aims to provide those with responsibility for businesses and public bu…

24-08-18

Home Office launches campaign to transform diversity of fire and rescue services

Firefighters in England are approximately 95 per cent male and white. The Home Office is launching a new campaign to help fire and rescue services change that. Join the Team: Become a Firefighter will combine a fitness guide encouraging more w…

09-08-18

NFCC Chair responds to the latest Home Office fire statistics

Following today’s publication of the Home Office fire statistics for England covering 2017/18 (up until March 2018), the Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council has voiced his concern about the increase in incidents, at a time when all fire…

02-08-18

New national on-call firefighter recruitment website is now live

A brand new national website for on-call firefighter recruitment has now been launched.  Packed with real-life stories from on-call firefighters, it gives an insight into what the role entails, what recruits can expect and lets people dir…

01-08-18

NFCC's response to Hackitt Review following a call for views

The National Fire Chiefs Council has submitted its response following a call for views on Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent report on Building Regulations and Fire Safety which was released in May this year.  NFCC have welcomed…