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29-10-19

NFCC responds to leaked Grenfell Tower inquiry report

Following today's news reports about the Grenfell Tower Phase 1 report - ahead of its official publication - the National Fire Chiefs Council has voiced its disappointed that the report has been leaked before the bereaved, survivor…

16-10-19

NFCC supports London Fire Brigade's call on government to take stronger action on high-rise buildings

The National Fire Chiefs Council supports London Fire Brigade's call on government to take stronger action on high-rise buildings that fail on fire safety. NFCC wants to see research undertaken into firefighting a…

16-10-19

NFCC add support to SafeTea campaign

Hot drink scalds were the most common cause for under 5s attending A&E  49% (17,052) of child admissions to designated specialised burn services in the past five years involved scalds from hot food or drink.  57% of the admi…

07-10-19

NFCC supports Every Mind Matters Campaign

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has committed to supporting a new campaign launched on 7th October which will run until 31st March 2020. The Every Mind Matters campaign encourages people to take action to look after their mental …

30-09-19

NFCC responds to BBC Inside Out programme:"Firefighter safety is our number one priority"

Following the BBC Inside Out programme which looked at firefighters exposure to toxins, the National Fire Chiefs Council has responded, stating that firefighters' safety and well-being is its number one priority. The programme looked at rese…

18-09-19

International symposium on Community Risk Management

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and Vision 20/20 are this week joining forces to host an international symposium on Community Risk Management.  The three-day event (18-20 Sept 2019) will see nearly 60 dele…

12-09-19

Project SHOUT reports rise in carbon monoxide poisoning

Cases of suspected carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning have increased by a third over the past five years a report by campaign group Project SHOUT has revealed. Data from the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) shows that cases rose steadily from 2450…

11-09-19

New consultation launched to support Fire Safety Engineer apprenticeship standard

A new NFCC consultation has now been launched and we are seeking views about the newly developed  Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs) which will support the degree level Fire Safety Engineer Apprenticeship Standard.  Th…

06-09-19

Business Safety Week 2019

This week Fire and Rescue Services will be supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council's annual Business Safety Week campaign.  The week encourages all businesses to ensure they have taken the steps required by law to protect their bu…

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…