News

20-06-19

HMICFRS publishes new fire service inspection reports

Following the publication of the second tranche of fire and rescue inspectorate reports (Thursday June 20th), the National Fire Chiefs Council has responded to the findings. Overarching themes show services respond well operationally and …

17-06-19

New Fire Standards workshops are taking place this summer

Following the first two meetings of the Fire Standards Board a number of workshops have now been set up to drive the work and take it forward. The aim of these is to engage with fire and rescue services and how the proposed standards could impact o…

16-06-19

Update as Fire & Rescue Services' response to flooding continues

Fire and Rescue Services are continuing to support the widescale flooding in Lincolnshire and the High-Volume Pump (HVP) response has now been split into three sectors as the operation continues. Resources from a number of UK fire services are…

15-06-19

Firefighters’ response to flooding continues

Firefighters are continuing to lead the response to the flooding in the Lincolnshire village of Wainfleet. Residents in an additional 290 homes have been contacted and asked to vacate to a specially set-up rest area. Additional national fire a…

14-06-19

Government to serve Whirlpool with recall notice for unsafe tumble dryers

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) welcomes news that the government has given Whirlpool notice that it intends to require the company to recall up to 500,000 of its tumble dryers over fire safety risks. NFCC has been calling for changes …

14-06-19

Firefighters leading the response to flooding

Approximately 40 firefighters have been mobilised to deal with flooding in Lincolnshire, following an estimated two months' worth of rain falling over a two-day period. Fire and Rescue Services deliver a coordinated national response to incide…

14-06-19

NFCC pays tribute on the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire

On the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher has expressed his deepest sympathy to the friends and families of all those who lost their lives, or were injured. Roy Wilsher said: “It is hard …

07-06-19

Fire service staff honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019

Firefighters and fire service staff honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019 Her Majesty the Queen has announced this year's Birthday Honours list - and a number of people from fire services across the country have received an…

06-06-19

NFCC welcomes plans to develop new, safer building safety regulations

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has welcomed the launch of the Government’s consultation on a new regulatory regime for building safety. The consultation from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, released al…

03-06-19

NFCC calls for sprinklers to be fitted in all new and refurbished schools

The National Fire Chiefs Council has once again urged the Government to fit sprinklers in all new schools and those undergoing refurbishment. This call forms part of NFCC’s response to a call for evidence on the ‘Technical review o…