News

11-09-21

NFCC Chair pays tribute to all who lost their lives in the 9-11 attacks

It is hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the devastating terror attacks which targeted iconic sites across America, including the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Virginia, leading to almost 3,000 people tragically losing th…

10-09-21

A number of NFCC's People Progamme consultations are now open

There are a number of consultations being run by NFCC's People Programme, which are now seeking your views.  NFCC Direct Entry Scheme consultation This is open until Friday 15 October 2021. It provides an opportunity to give feedbac…

06-09-21

National Fire Chiefs Council to work with the Joint Unit for Waste Crime

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) will join other national partner organisations as it becomes a strategic member of the Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC). JUWC was launched in January 2020 and brings together law enforcement agencies an…

03-09-21

NFCC delighted to welcome the publication of the Protection Fire Standard

The National Fire Chiefs Council is delighted to welcome the publication of the Protection Fire Standard by the Fire Standards Board.   Launched at the Prevention and Protection Conference this month, the Protection Fire Standard&nb…

23-08-21

'Making A Difference' - showcasing how Fire & Rescue Services provided vital support during the pandemic

We are proud to present "Making A Difference", showing how Fire & Rescue Services across the UK supported their local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  "Making a difference" tells the story of how the fire and rescue ser…

19-08-21

'Fit for the Future' - partnership working to further develop the future for all FRSs

The National Fire Chiefs Council, the National Employers (England) and the Local Government Association are working in partnership to further develop a joint picture of the future for all fire and rescue services, based on their shared ambitions an…

18-08-21

NFCC responds to the Government’s proposed revisions to its fire safety guidance for schools

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has submitted a response to the Government’s proposed revisions to its fire safety guidance for schools in England. Whilst there are proposals in the new guidance that NFCC support, disappointingly…

16-08-21

UK firefighters deployed to help tackle Greek wildfires have arrived safely home

The 21-strong team of UK firefighters deployed to help tackle the devastating wildfires in Greece have now arrived safely back in the UK (16th August). Prior to leaving, the team met with the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection in Athens - Nik…

16-08-21

NFCC response to latest Home Office figures - a decrease in the number of incidents attended

Latest figures from the Home Office show a seven per cent decrease in the number of incidents attended by fire and rescue services (FRSs) in England in the year ending March 2021 compared to the previous year. The number of fires overall has d…

12-08-21

Latest update from our National Resilience team fighting wildfires in Greece

The National Resilience team has now mobilised in Arcadia, in the central Peloponnese area, to assist with the wildfires. The area the team is working in is is a group of small villages, which had been cut off. The BBC also filmed with the tea…