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08-12-17

NFCC backs calls by Which? for tougher safety standards on refrigeration products

The current safety standard for fridges, freezers and fridge freezers is deficient and is allowing manufacturers to sell products that are a potential fire risk, Which? is warning today as it calls for immediate action to toughen safety standards o…

23-11-17

Home Office statistics show shocking number of attacks on firefighters

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Roy Wilsher has voiced his  anger that firefighters are being attacked while attending incidents.   It is shocking that firefighters who are attending incidents are being at…

15-11-17

Appointment of assessors to assist the Grenfell inquiry announced

Three assessors – Joe Montgomery, Joyce Redfearn and Professor David Nethercot -  have been appointed to assist Sir Martin Moore-Bick with the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Their role will include:  taking part in Inquiry procee…

09-11-17

NFCC responds to today's new Home Office fire statistics

The latest statistics from the Home Office show a 14 per cent increase in the number of fires attended by fire and rescue services across England. The figures also reveal a 7 per cent increase in the number of incidents attended. Responding to…

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…

06-11-17

NFCC expresses sympathy on the loss of Chief Fire Officer Kevin Pearson

Statement from NFCC Chair, Roy Wilsher. On behalf of friends and colleagues from across the UK Fire Services,  NFCC would like to express its sincere sympathy on the loss of Kevin Pearson who passed away on Saturday 4 November. …

01-11-17

A bonfire night not to remember

  NFCC and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service have been working together to highlight the potential dangers of home firework displays and encourage people where possible to attend professionally run public displays, as these are s…

31-10-17

NFCC calls for more action to be taken on white goods and product recalls

Giving evidence today at the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (BEIS) session focused on the safety of electrical goods, the NFCC highlighted long called for changes to improve product recalls and manufacturing standards, including…

31-10-17

Funding for Fire and Rescue services needs more flexibility

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is concerned that the current restrictions on funding for Fire and Rescue Services could have a detrimental impact on the delivery of vital services to the communities they serve.   These concerns f…

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…