News

19-07-18

NFCC welcomes new consultation on building safety regulations

Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council Roy Wilsher has welcomed the government’s new consultation on building regulations.  This consultation seeks views on the clarification of Approved Document B, which is part of the building …

19-07-18

Letting agent jailed for failing to fit smoke alarms following fatal house fire

The letting agent responsible for a property in Huddersfield which caught fire and killed two young boys has been jailed for 12 months for failing to fit smoke alarms to the house. On 20 February 2016, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Servi…

19-07-18

Honorary fellowship for ground-breaking incident command research

 Award-wining research into fire incident command and decision-making has resulted in Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton being awarded an honorary fellowship from Cardiff University.  The partnership between the National Fire Chiefs Counci…

17-07-18

NFCC Chair taking part in this year's British Firefighter Challenge

This year's British Firefighter Challenge is set to take place on July 27th and 28th and NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher is taking part in the event. It is an international challenge, which takes place annually and pushes firefighters to…

09-07-18

NFCC Protection Chair video update

The Chair of NFCC's Protection and Business Safety Coordination Committee Mark Hardingham, gives an update about work currently underway. Themes include Grenfell Tower, the Independent Review into Building Regulations (Hack…

06-07-18

NFCC Chair gives a video update

Following the NFCC Council meeting that took place on Thursday 5 July 2018, Roy Wilsher provided a short video update that can be viewed below. The video covered the recent NFCC Spring Conference where Roy discussed the event and some of the h…

04-07-18

Firefighters continue to work together to tackle Moorland Wildfires

Firefighters from across the United Kingdom continue to work together to deal with two significant Moorland incidents in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. The incidents between them now cover an area of approximately 27km2 and as such have att…

02-07-18

Moorland Fires Update

Firefighters from a large number of fire and rescue services across the UK are working together to support the moorland fires in both Greater Manchester and Lancashire. There are more than 100 firefighters with specialist teams in attendance which …

29-06-18

Specialist teams from fire and rescue services continue their support at moor wildfire

Specialist teams from fire and rescue services are continuing to offer support to the Tameside moorland fires. There are more than 100 firefighters in attendance which has led to a significant improvement at the scene. Teams from Northumberlan…

29-06-18

New consultation on the national Leadership Framework has now been launched

 A new consultation has been launched by the National Fire Chiefs Council on the national Leadership Framework. This is the first piece of work being undertaken and coordinated by Central Programme Office (CPO) on behalf of the People Programm…