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12-10-17

Fire Services across the country supporting Stay Well this Winter

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is supporting Public Health England’s (PHE) national ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign which launched today (October 12th). The partnership between NFCC and PHE means Fire and Rescue Ser…

06-10-17

NFCC Prevention - in the home, on the road -PPH Conference

Home Safety Lead Rick Hylton and Assistant Chief Fire officer of Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service outlined the need to address societal challenges, those most vulnerable members of society are at greatest risk of a fire incident. It is a…

03-10-17

NFCC Home Safety Week

        Fire and rescue services will be busy this week supporting NFCC’s Home Safety Week which runs from 2nd- 8th October. Look out for #SafeHome17 on social media. The aim of the week is r…

20-09-17

NFCC backs Which? campaign on plastic-backed fridges

Which? has called for manufacturers to stop making fire risk non-flame retardant plastic-backed fridges, freezers and fridge freezers immediately. The consumer watchdog is labelling the current British Standard on cold appliances 'deficient' and 'i…

20-09-17

UK Fire & Rescue Services ready to assist Mexico relief effort

Following the earthquake which struck Mexico, National Fire Chiefs Council has announced UK fire and rescue services are on standby to attend to assist in the search and rescue operation.  To date, more than 200 people have lost their liv…

18-09-17

NFCC supports Brake's national road safety campaign

Road safety banners designed by children as young as four have gone on display outside schools as part of a national competition run by Brake and sponsored by Co-op Insurance. Six designs aimed at spreading awareness about the dangers of speed…

14-09-17

NFCC responds to withdrawal from the Emergency Medical Response trials

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is very disappointed with the decision taken by the FBU to withdraw from the Emergency Medical Response trials.  The participation of Firefighters in Emergency Medical Response has enhanced the prof…

14-09-17

Full transcript from opening of Grenfell Tower Inquiry now available

The formal opening of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry took place earlier today (Thursday September 14th) where Sir Martin Moore-Bick will provided his opening statement. Please read the Chairman's opening address.  This includes det…

14-09-17

New study published about how fire services use 'Big Data' sets

The National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC) has published the findings of a study into Fire and Rescue Service use of Big Data sets. The study was commissioned by the NFCC’s Integrated Data and Research Programme (IDRP) following rece…

13-09-17

NFCC welcomes formal opening of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

The formal opening of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry takes place on Thursday September 14th where Sir Martin Moore-Bick will provide an opening statement. The formal opening takes place at 10.30am at The Connaught Rooms 61-65 Great Queen…