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08-07-19

NFCC Chair calls for the identification and urgent removal of unsafe cladding

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council has called for the urgent removal of unsafe cladding systems from buildings and for the identification of any similar systems to be made a priority. This was one of the areas he highlighted during the e…

03-07-19

New guidelines for sentencing arsonists announced

The announcement that judges and magistrates are to be given clearer guidelines on handing down sentences to arsonists and vandals has the support of the National Fire Chiefs Council.  The guidance, issued by the Sentencing Council and co…

20-06-19

HMICFRS publishes new fire service inspection reports

Following the publication of the second tranche of fire and rescue inspectorate reports (Thursday June 20th), the National Fire Chiefs Council has responded to the findings. Overarching themes show services respond well operationally and …

17-06-19

New Fire Standards workshops are taking place this summer

Following the first two meetings of the Fire Standards Board a number of workshops have now been set up to drive the work and take it forward. The aim of these is to engage with fire and rescue services and how the proposed standards could impact o…

16-06-19

Update as Fire & Rescue Services' response to flooding continues

Fire and Rescue Services are continuing to support the widescale flooding in Lincolnshire and the High-Volume Pump (HVP) response has now been split into three sectors as the operation continues. Resources from a number of UK fire services are…

15-06-19

Firefighters’ response to flooding continues

Firefighters are continuing to lead the response to the flooding in the Lincolnshire village of Wainfleet. Residents in an additional 290 homes have been contacted and asked to vacate to a specially set-up rest area. Additional national fire a…

14-06-19

Government to serve Whirlpool with recall notice for unsafe tumble dryers

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) welcomes news that the government has given Whirlpool notice that it intends to require the company to recall up to 500,000 of its tumble dryers over fire safety risks. NFCC has been calling for changes …

14-06-19

Firefighters leading the response to flooding

Approximately 40 firefighters have been mobilised to deal with flooding in Lincolnshire, following an estimated two months' worth of rain falling over a two-day period. Fire and Rescue Services deliver a coordinated national response to incide…

14-06-19

NFCC pays tribute on the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire

On the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher has expressed his deepest sympathy to the friends and families of all those who lost their lives, or were injured. Roy Wilsher said: “It is hard …

07-06-19

Fire service staff honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019

Firefighters and fire service staff honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019 Her Majesty the Queen has announced this year's Birthday Honours list - and a number of people from fire services across the country have received an…