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16-02-20

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…

13-02-20

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. …

10-02-20

'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 spendi…

03-02-20

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. The NFCC believes that the evidence presente…

22-01-20

NFCC welcomes Government plans to improve building safety standards

Responding to announcements made by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, in the Commons on Monday 20 January, Roy Wilsher, National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Chair, said: “NFCC welco…

16-01-20

Fire response times statistics published by the Home Office

Statistics on the average response times to fire incidents in England (2018/19) have been published.  The National Fire Chiefs Council has voiced its concern that the latest Home Office figures show an 11-second increase in re…

15-01-20

NFCC responds to the first national State of Fire report

The first State of Fire report has been published today with a number of recommendations for fire services across England. The report, written by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services, T…

11-01-20

Update from the UK contingent supporting Australian wildfires

Following the deployment of a group of specialists – including the UK fire service – to Australia to look at potential support for the devastating wildfires, a range of activities have already taken place. The team is carrying out …

10-01-20

NFCC Chair expresses his deepest sympathy to the family of Anthony Knott

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council has expressed his deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of firefighter Anthony Knott.  Anthony went missing on December 20th and sadly, it has been confirmed that his body w…

10-01-20

NFCC supports Whirlpool washing machine recall

In December 2019 the National Fire Chiefs Council committed to working with Whirlpool  to ensure as many people as possible are aware of a potential fire risk with some Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines. Whirlpool has…