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07-02-19

'It is essential fire and rescue services are well- resourced’

Following several high-profile and devastating fires in recent days, fire and rescue services have worked tirelessly across borders to ensure a dedicated and coordinated response was put in place.  These include the tragic house fire in S…

05-02-19

NFCC expresses its sympathy to family following fatal house fire

Following the fatal house fire in Staffordshire in the early hours of this morning where four children tragically lost their lives, the National Fire Chiefs Council has expressed its deepest sympathy to the family.  The children were unfo…

04-02-19

Latest research shows hidden fire risk of emollients

Scientists from Anglia Ruskin University presented findings from their work at the UK Association of Fire Investigators conference in Leeds last week. The new research carried out by forensic scientists has shown that commonly-used emollients …

01-02-19

Government announce new electrical safety rules for private landlords

The government announced this week plans to place a legal requirement on private landlords to ensure the persons they hire to carry out mandatory electrical safety inspections in their properties are competent to do so. The full details can be…

01-02-19

NFCC responds to non-fire incident statistics

The broad range of non-fire incidents attended by England’s firefighters are outlined today in statistics released by the Home Office. The release provides statistics on overall trends, fatalities and non-fatal casualties in non-fire inc…

28-01-19

'Another year of change'- NFCC Chair reflects on the start of 2019

"Another year of change" - this is one of the key messages from NFCC Chair, Roy Wilsher.  In his first blog of 2019, he discusses how thie year looks set to be another year of change for UK Fire and Rescue Services. According to…

24-01-19

NFCC launches revised home detection position statement

The National Fire Chiefs Council has launched an updated Home Detection position statement. This work was undertaken by the Domestic Detection Group led by James Bywater of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. The group sits under the NFCC P…

24-01-19

New national Leadership Framework launched for fire services

The National Fire Chiefs Council has today launched its new national Inspiring Leadership Framework, which aims to support and develop fire and rescue service leaders now and in the future.  It sets out and defines the leadership behaviou…

21-01-19

Fire Cadets set to benefit from government funding for youth organisations

More than 6,000 uniformed group places are being created for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds across England. And Fire Cadets are set to receive more than £140,000 which will help to create a new unit in North East E…

18-01-19

New fire response times statistics published by the Home Office

Response times to fire incidents have gradually increased over the past 20 years across England, according to the latest statistics released by the Home Office.  While the response to primary fires – potentially more serious fires t…