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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…

19-04-17

Government review of Civil Contingencies published

The Cabinet Office has published a a review of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 which covers emergency planning. The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA) and its regulations exist to save lives and protect livelihoods in emergency situation…

12-04-17

Home Office funds PCCs to support further police and fire collaboration

Minister for Policing and the Fire Service Brandon Lewis has awarded £1 million from the Police Transformation Fund to 9 police and crime commissioners (PCCs) for their work in developing proposals to take on the additional responsi…

05-04-17

Firefighters have higher heart attack risk 'because of heat'

According to a BBC News report, working in high temperatures increases the risk of suffering a heart attack, researchers have said. The study may explain why heart disease is the leading cause of death among on-duty firefighters, the researche…

04-04-17

New NFCC Chair sets out his vision

The new Chair of the National Fire Chief's Council set out his vision during his inaugural speech at last week's Spring Conference. Roy Wilsher spoke to the conference about his personal ambitions were for the NFCC, what success would look&nbs…

30-03-17

Spring Conference underway - working together is key

Speakers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have all given an overview of fire and rescue services in their respective countries. This also included an indepth look at the challenges and opportunities they have faced when looking at fir…

29-03-17

NFCC pledges support folllowing terror attack

Following the terrorist attack which took place in Westminster on March 22nd, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has passed on its thoughts and sympathy to everyone affected by the tragedy. The attack has now seen four fatalities and more…

22-03-17

New National Fire Chiefs Council launches on April 1st

The new National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) came into effect on April 1, 2017 and will provide fire services across the UK a prime opportunity to deliver and develop the Fire Reform agenda Since the move back to the Home Office, there have bee…

15-03-17

Minister for Policing and Fire sets out Reform vision

Policing and Fire Minister Rt Hon Brandon Lewis outlined the next steps for fire reform.  Find the full Fire Reform transcript on the Home Office website.  Last year, the Prime Minister – when she was Home Secretary &…