News

18-05-17

New NFCC Chair predicts 'great future together'

The April edition of the Emergency Services Times features NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher and his vision for the future.   Roy Wilsher, Chair of the NFCC said, “The creation of the NFCC is absolutely the right direction; it will help to dri…

12-05-17

Chair's update from the first NFCC meeting

Following the first National Fire Chiefs Council meeting, which took place on April 27th, NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher has provided an update from the meeting.  The idea behind the update is to ensure everyone can see information abou…

05-05-17

"A great start to the NFCC" - Chair's first blog

Roy Wilsher, Chair of the National Fire Chief's Council has written his first blog and highlights 'the great start' to the NFCC.  The Chair's blog - which will be the first of many - highlights work which has taken place to date…

27-04-17

Virtual Reality aims to reduce water fatalities

The NFCC’s Water Safety Group (WSG) works together to deliver the Be Water Aware annual campaign. The group is made up of representatives from UK fire and rescue services. Beyond the campaign week a lot of work goes on to support the NFCC&rsq…

27-04-17

New report from Brake on road safety education initiatives

In advance of the UN Road Safety Week 8-14 May, Brake the road safety charity has published a guidance report that aims to help practitioners and campaigners develop practical approaches to education interventions on road safety and…

26-04-17

Runners and Walkers

This week is the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC’s) annual drowning prevention and water safety week. Fire services all over the UK have been supporting this week not only on social media but by organising events and demonstrat…

25-04-17

Fire & Rescue Servce Mutual completes successful first year

The Fire & Rescue Indemnity Company (FRIC), the mutual protection provider, set up and run by nine Fire and Rescue Authorities, has completed its first year of operations culminating in a reported surplus of £471k and being shortlisted fo…

21-04-17

NFCC responds to PAC report on emergency services communications

Following the publication of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on ‘Upgrading emergency services communications’ today (April 21st), the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) commented that the safety of the publi…

20-04-17

New Thames Valley trial on forced entry for medical emergencies is underway

Fire and rescue services across Thames Valley are involved in a trial to provide a forced entry function where there is concern for the life of a patient. Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service; Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Serv…

19-04-17

Timeline set out for June General Election

Following the motion which took place in the the House of Commons today (April 19th), which saw 522 vote for an early election to take place on June 8th, please find more information regarding the election including potential timelines. A tota…