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12-07-17

Grenfell Tower Inquiry website

A new website detailing information about the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has now been launched. The Inquiry will examine the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. It will establish the facts a…

07-07-17

Expert panel recommends further tests on cladding and insulation

DCLG has issued a press release stating that the independent expert panel on safety has advised further testing as the next step to be conducted in helping landlords to ensure the safety of their buildings. Please see the full press release below.&…

05-07-17

Fire Minister's speech at the Fire Safety Conference

Nick Hurd attended the Fire Safety Conference 2017 organised by Westminster Briefing yesterday (July 4th 2017). The Fire Minister's speech included information about Grenfell tower and key points included:   The first prior…

30-06-17

New Grenfell Tower expert advisory panel first meeting

The new Grenfell Tower expert advisory panel on safety has used their first meeting to set out the scope of vital work to ensure people living in high rise buildings are safe. The expert panel will provide independent advice to the Secretary o…

28-06-17

NFCC Chair appointed to expert panel following Grenfell fire

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid today (27 June 2017) announced a new independent expert advisory panel to advise on any immediate measures that can be put in place to make buildings safe following the Grenfell Tower fire. A separate independ…

15-06-17

Radio 4 Today Programme features update about Grenfell Tower

Following the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington, news outlets across the country have been running updates on what is known so far.  To date, 17 people have lost their lives. That figure is expected to rise - it has been announced n…

08-06-17

Honour for study which revealed ‘intuitive’ fire commanders

Innovation in Policy Award Research improving how fire service commanders tackle major incidents has won an award for innovation. The study used helmet-mounted video cameras to show how commanders dealt with fast-moving emergency scenarios. …

24-05-17

NFCC Chair reflects on current UK terror threat

National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Chair has reflected on the current UK terror threat. "It is a sad fact of life in the UK that we have lived with terrorism for decades, in fact terrorism has existed for centuries in some cases.  …

23-05-17

NFCC Chair responds to Manchester terror attack

Following last night’s bombing at the MEN Arena in Manchester, where a number of people lost their lives and many more suffered injuries, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has expressed its shock at the events, and passed on its sympath…

22-05-17

NFCC Launches Specialised Housing Guidance

The official launch of the NFCC Specialised Housing Guidance took place on 4th May 2017 at the CFOA Health and Housing Conference in London. The NFCC has provided recommendations designed to protect an estimated three quarters of a million resident…