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05-08-20

UK Fire & Rescue Services on standby and ready to assist Beirut

UK Fire and Rescue Services are on standby to assist Lebanon following yesterday’s catastrophic explosions which have claimed at least 100 lives and injured thousands of people. The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is in talks with …

29-07-20

NFCC warns of fire risk when using emollients

People who use emollients and smoke are at greater risk of setting themselves on fire, due to the flammable residue that may be left on clothes, bandages and bedding, warns the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC). The warning comes after resea…

24-07-20

FRSs' support for NFCC #ReadyWillingAble video

The National Fire Chiefs Council has worked with Fire and Rescue Service staff to create a video highlighting the additional activities carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the NFCC’s #ReadyWillingAble campaign the vide…

20-07-20

NFCC welcome Home Office consultation on the Fire Safety Order

National Fire Chiefs Council Chair Roy Wilsher has welcomed proposals released from the Home Office today on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The consultation, which will run for 12 weeks, includes proposals for the imple…

20-07-20

NFCC calls for draft Building Safety Bill to be strengthened

National Fire Chiefs Council Chair Roy Wilsher has stated that Fire Chiefs will be taking the opportunity throughout the coming weeks and months to feedback on building safety plans laid out by the Government today.  Proposals rele…

16-07-20

Amazon removes balcony barbecues from sale after London Fire Brigade raise fire risk fears

Online retail giant Amazon has removed products marketed as balcony barbecues after London Fire Brigade (LFB) highlighted fire safety concerns.  The Brigade wrote to a number of manufacturers a…

15-07-20

Ready, Willing and Able: how Fire & Rescue Services supported COVID-19

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, hundreds of staff from across the UK FRS stepped forward as volunteers to carry out a number of additional activities, supporting their local communities. Ready, Willing and Able staff volunteers Ian and Nicho…

14-07-20

New report on mental health and wellbeing of emergency responders

The mental health of emergency responders (ER) could be improved by better integration of wellbeing support into organisations, sharing of ‘best practice’, a single gateway to help navigate support services, and greater consideration of…

03-07-20

Grenfell Tower Inquiry: NFCC calls for clear answers on cladding

The National Fire Chiefs Council has called for the Grenfell Tower Inquiry (GTI) which is set to resume next week to get to the truth about why such dangerous cladding came to be installed on the building – and ensure those responsible are …

24-06-20

Debunking the myth: Hand sanitiser in cars DO NOT pose a fire risk

Following widespread news coverage claiming that hand sanitiser kept in vehicles can pose a fire risk, the National Fire Chiefs Council has refuted these reports and confirmed there have been no cases of such fires in the UK. NHS Property Serv…