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16-11-18

Faith guide launch during Inter Faith Week

An updated guide has this week been launched this week to increase awareness of some of the cultures which make up modern communities in the UK. Fire and Rescue Services recognise and appreciate the rich and diverse faiths of the communities in Bri…

13-11-18

New law means jail sentences for attacks on firefighters has been doubled

A new law which will lead to longer jail sentences for individuals who attack or assault emergency service workers has been introduced today. The ‘Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act’  means the penalty has increased …

08-11-18

NFCC responds to latest Home Office fire statistics

New fire statistics released by the Home Office yesterday (November 8th) show a reduction in the number of fires and incidents attended by fire and rescue service across England. The statistics cover the period July 1st 2017 to June 30th 2018.…

08-11-18

NFCC Chair 'honoured' to be laying a wreath at Cenotaph

On Remembrance Sunday, the Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council Roy Wilsher, will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in London. This is on behalf of the civilian services to commemorate and honour all those who lost their lives in the two world wars…

05-11-18

Congratulations to West Midlands Fire Service for Pride of Britain award

Huge congratulations to West Midlands Fire Service for winning a prestigious Pride of Britain award. Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, Roy Wilsher, has praised firefighters for receiving the national Emergency Services category at thi…

29-10-18

New trading company guidance has been published

A new document which gives guidance on setting up and running fire service trading companies has now been published.  The Grant Thornton report was jointly commissioned by NFCC and the Fire Industry Association (FIA), with leads…

25-10-18

Fire Chiefs urge care and caution with children’s costumes

People gearing up to celebrate Halloween and Bonfire Night are being reminded by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) to take care and action to avoid burn injuries. NFCC urge parents to make sure they are not using candles or naked flames …

18-10-18

NFCC comment on latest Home Office workforce and prevention and protection statistics

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has today described the continuing fall in firefighter numbers as ‘disappointing and unsustainable’.  Statistics released by the Government show that, since 2009, the number of wholetime…

18-10-18

NFCC launches new national operational learning system

Sharing National Operational Learning is now possible using the recently launched online learning system hosted on the National Operational Guidance (NOG) website. Speaking at the launch event in London on 17 October, Project Executive Roy Bis…

17-10-18

Burn accidents costing the NHS £20 million per annum

Today, on National Burn Awareness Day 2018, exclusive data shows the NHS burns services treated more than 15,000 patients for burns and scalds in 2017 at a cost of more than £20 million. The Children’s Burns Trust, together wit…