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05-09-19

NFCC welcomes sprinkler review for high-rise homes

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has welcomed the announcement of government proposals which will see new high-rise blocks of flats protected by sprinklers and consulting on reducing the building height for requirement of sprinklers, from th…

04-09-19

NFCC response to Spending Round

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) responds to today’s Spending Round as the Chancellor of the Exchequer committed to spending more on vital public services. NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher said: “I have recently wr…

02-09-19

Defining Autumn Announcements?

As we move into September following a summer that has seen some record temperatures and extremely heavy rainfall, we are reminded climate extremes are just one of the challenges facing the Fire and Rescue Service, not only in the UK but across the …

21-08-19

Join our Workplace groups and get involved in our work

 benefit for every public UK Fire and Rescue Service being an NFCC Professional Partner means all FRS employees have access to our online Workplace forums, which bring networks together virtually. Workplace is also available via …

21-08-19

Take a look at the Operational Communications Adviser Course

Overview The Operational Communications Adviser Course (previously known as 'Airwave Tactical Adviser' course) replaces previous single service training on this topic. The course has been revised during 2016 and now contains the most up to date an…

21-08-19

Time running out to book your place on NFCC's Autumn Conference

Our annual Autumn Conference for strategic managers will take place on 16th - 18th October, focussing on the current key issues facing us as a sector. The event will begin with an informal networking evening at 7pm on the evening of 16th Octob…

09-08-19

NFCC Chair outlines key areas for focus following the announcement of new Fire Minister

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is looking forward to working with the newly appointed Minister of State of Policing (Home Office), Kit Malthouse, who will also have responsibility for fire.   This follows changes to a number of g…

08-08-19

Latest fire statistics released: We call on government to ensure services are properly resourced

Latest figures from the Home Office show that the number of fires attended by Fire and Rescue Services across England have increased by nine per cent over the past 12 months, while the number of incidents have increased by two per cent. Follow…

07-08-19

NFCC Chair thanks all for 'tireless response' in Derbyshire as operation winds down

Firefighters and fire service staff from across the country have been thanked by the Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and Derbyshire’s Chief Fire Officer for the dedicated and professional response to the major incident at the…

06-08-19

High Volume Pumps reach their target in Derbyshire

 Fire service crews pumping water from the damaged dam at Whaley Bridge have reached their target. High Volume Pumps and other assets have been at the site since Thursday, More details on next steps will be shared shortly, Take …