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27-03-20

NFCC COVID-19 update

The National Fire Chiefs Council has issued an updated COVID 19 Position Statment and a number of Strategic Intentions to support this.  Please visit our COVID-19 pages for details. In addition, we have developed a ser…

27-03-20

COVID-19: Firefighters to deliver food and medicines, drive ambulances, and retrieve bodies

Firefighters will be able to deliver food and medicines, drive ambulances, and retrieve dead bodies during the coronavirus outbreak in an unprecedented agreement between the Fire Brigades …

24-03-20

Rise in deliberate fires slammed as ‘irresponsible’ by NFCC

Following yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minster stating people must stay at home, the National Fire Chiefs Council is continuing its work with all fire services across the UK to ensure a joined-up approach. Staff are doing their …

22-03-20

NFCC urges caution with candles

The National Fire Chiefs Council is urging the public to be careful and reconsider using naked flame candles as part of the National Day of Prayer and Action. The day urges people to light a candle in their window at 7pm, 22nd March …

19-03-20

Emergency services urging the public to only call 999 for emergencies

The emergency services are urging the public to act responsibly and only call 999 where there is a genuine risk to life or personal safety. Darryl Keen, the National Fire Chiefs Council Strategic Lead for Operational Communications who chairs …

19-03-20

NFCC: pleased to see new Fire Safety Bill announced

The National Fire Chiefs Council is pleased to see today’s announcement of the new Fire Safety Bill, which includes measures NFCC has been calling for since 2017. The new bill – which amends the Fire Safety Order (FSO) 2005 –…

12-03-20

NFCC expresses its relief and welcomes Budget’s cladding announcement

The National Fire Chiefs Council has welcomed the budget announcement of a new £1 billion Building Safety Fund to assist with the removal of unsafe combustible cladding from private and social residential buildings, over 18 metres in height. …

06-03-20

NFCC celebrates International Women's Day

Today we celebrate women and particularly those who work for fire and rescue services across the UK as part of this year's International Women’s Day. As inspirational stories, videos and photos are shared …

26-02-20

NFCC ‘pleased’ no Grenfell immunity from future prosecutions

The National Fire Chiefs Council is pleased that the Attorney General has not granted any person or corporate entity involved in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower immunity from future criminal prosecutions. Th…

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…