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27-10-17

NFCC responds to new prevention and protection statistics

 The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has voiced its concern that the number of firefighters in England has fallen by 21 per cent since 2010/2011. New statistics released by the Home Office show a fall of over 9,000 firefighters compared wi…

25-10-17

NFCC calls for sprinklers to be fitted in new build schools

The National Fire Chiefs Council is calling for all new school builds or refurbishments to have sprinklers fitted - a policy that is mandatory in Scotland and Wales. Figures show the proportion of new schools built with sprinklers had dropped from …

18-10-17

NFCC supports National Burn Awareness Day

Latest statistics show an alarming number of UK children are experiencing life-changing burn injuries every single day. The British Burn Association and the Children’s Burns Trust are working to raise awareness of this issue o…

17-10-17

NFCC and TSA agree Memorandum of Understanding

NFCC and Telecare Services Association (TSA) have committed to working closer together in order to improve the way in which telecare providers respond in the event of a fire. The TSA is the industry body for telecare and telehealth, and the la…

13-10-17

NFCC supporting Public Health England's Stay Well This Winter campaign

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

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…