News

04-07-18

Firefighters continue to work together to tackle Moorland Wildfires

Firefighters from across the United Kingdom continue to work together to deal with two significant Moorland incidents in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. The incidents between them now cover an area of approximately 27km2 and as such have att…

02-07-18

Moorland Fires Update

Firefighters from a large number of fire and rescue services across the UK are working together to support the moorland fires in both Greater Manchester and Lancashire. There are more than 100 firefighters with specialist teams in attendance which …

14-06-18

NFCC pays tribute to those who lost their lives and were affected by the Grenfell Tower fire

  On the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher has expressed his sorrow for those who lost their lives, along with his deepest sympathy for the families and everyone affected by las…

21-05-18

National Fire Chiefs Council reiterate ‘Stay Put’ advice

The National Fire Chiefs Council has today reiterated its advice that it supports the principle of a ‘Stay Put’ strategy whenever possible. The Stay Put strategy has been proved over many years to be safe for residents of purpose-built …

17-05-18

NFCC responds to the release of Dame Judith Hackitt's final report

The Grenfell Tower fire was a tragedy that must never be repeated. The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has today welcomed the publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s final Independent report on Building Regulations and Fire Safety. …

16-05-18

Latest update regarding fire doors issued by government

The Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government has been undertaking an investigation into flat entrance 30 minute fire doors supplied by Manse Masterdor, a company that ceased trading in 2014 During the Grenfell Tower inq…

11-05-18

New Home Office incident statistics have been published

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has responded to the latest fire incident statistics released by the Home Office.  The report, ‘Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending December 2017’, gives in-depth d…

09-05-18

New NFCC mobility scooter guidance now been published

New guidance from the National Fire Chiefs Council has now been published 'mobility scooter guidance for residential buildings'. NFCC is pleased to release this for residential buildings, which outlines considerations for responsible pers…

01-05-18

New NFCC simultaneous evacuation guidance released

New guidance on evacuating high-rise buildings has today (May 1st) been launched by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), providing essential advice for building owners, their professional advisers and Fire & Rescue Services.  The …

25-04-18

NFCC responds to news articles about cladding tests 'failing to properly assess risk'

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has today welcomed dialogue generated from a new study commissioned by the Association of British Insurers into tests carried out on cladding.  Today there have been several news articles sugge…