News

13-09-17

Update from the NFCC Autumn Conference

 This year's NFCC autumn conference saw a packed two-day agenda, giving interesting insights into current work taking place across the fire sector. Sessions on devolved administrations, the NFCC strategy, an update from the Fire Service C…

11-09-17

NFCC Business Safety Week 2017

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) will be helping businesses manage their fire risk as part of its UK Business Safety Week campaign which runs from 11th – 17th September 2017. In 2015/6, there were more than 32,000 fires in busines…

06-09-17

Sajid Javid statement to House of Commons on Grenfell Tower

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, made a statement in the House of Commons on Grenfell Tower and Building Safety. Please see the full statement.  He began with the subject of rehousing, no…

11-08-17

NFCC statement following appointment of Interim Chief Fire Officer at Avon Fire & Rescue Service

In February 2017, the Government announced a statutory inspection of Avon Fire and Rescue Authority following a series of allegations that had been made about its governance. A report published by the Home Office in July highlighted several ar…

03-08-17

NFCC submission to Grenfell Tower Inquiry

The Government has set up an independent public inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower. To assist the Inquiry and draw up terms of reference, a consultation was held with people affected by the fire. Organisations and partners were also inv…

03-08-17

Government fire safety testing programme continues

A statement from DCLG has been released regarding fire safety testing of cladding.  The second in the government’s series of fire safety tests of cladding and insulation combinations has been completed by the Building Research Estab…

31-07-17

Government announces independent review of building regulations and fire safety

An independent review of building regulations and fire safety has been announced by the government (28 July 2017). This follows the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, which raised serious questions about the fire safety of high rise residential bu…

26-07-17

Home Office announces Essex PCC to take on responsibility for fire and rescue service

The Home Office has announced that Essex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) proposal to take on responsibility for Essex Fire and Rescue Service has been approved by the Home Secretary (25 July). Responding the the announcement, National Fire…

19-07-17

Home Office announces new fire inspectorate

The Home Office has announced a ‘significant’ new role for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) - as it will now oversee the new fire inspectorate regime.  HMIC will become the single inspectorate for polici…

17-07-17

Advice from DCLG has been sent to all building control bodies in England

A statement from the Department for Communities and Local Government has been released stating it has written to all building control bodies in England highlighting key Building Regulations requirements when cladding work on high rise buildings over …