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10-12-18

NFCC apprenticeship workshop taking place next week

 A workshop focusing on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers is set to take place on December 19th in London. The aim of the workshop is to help fire and rescue services who are looking to apply to the RoATP register when it …

04-12-18

Fire Tones heat up the battle for Christmas number one

 The battle for this year's Christmas number one is underway - with the Fire Tones hotly tipped for the top! The Fire Tones are a group of people from fire services across the UK, who have released a charity Christmas song.…

29-11-18

Public urged not to take dangerous risks as Storm Diana hits Britain

As Storm Diana hits Britain, the Environment Agency and National Fire Chiefs Council are urging the public to avoid life-endangering risks such as driving through flood water, taking ‘storm selfies’ and wave watching, which put …

29-11-18

Fire Chiefs broadly welcome building safety plans

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has broadly welcomed announcements made today that the Government plans to control the use of combustible cladding, but expressed concerns that key aspects need to go further.   NFCC Chair, Roy Wils…

19-11-18

NFCC supports Road Safety Week - Be Bike Smart

Analysis released by Brake, the road safety charity, as part of this year's national Road Safety Week (19-25 November) has found that, on average those on two wheels face 63 times higher risk of being killed or seriously injured on …

16-11-18

Faith guide launch during Inter Faith Week

An updated guide has this week been launched this week to increase awareness of some of the cultures which make up modern communities in the UK. Fire and Rescue Services recognise and appreciate the rich and diverse faiths of the communities in Bri…

13-11-18

New law means jail sentences for attacks on firefighters has been doubled

A new law which will lead to longer jail sentences for individuals who attack or assault emergency service workers has been introduced today. The ‘Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act’  means the penalty has increased …

08-11-18

NFCC responds to latest Home Office fire statistics

New fire statistics released by the Home Office yesterday (November 8th) show a reduction in the number of fires and incidents attended by fire and rescue service across England. The statistics cover the period July 1st 2017 to June 30th 2018.…

08-11-18

NFCC Chair 'honoured' to be laying a wreath at Cenotaph

On Remembrance Sunday, the Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council Roy Wilsher, will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in London. This is on behalf of the civilian services to commemorate and honour all those who lost their lives in the two world wars…

05-11-18

Congratulations to West Midlands Fire Service for Pride of Britain award

Huge congratulations to West Midlands Fire Service for winning a prestigious Pride of Britain award. Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, Roy Wilsher, has praised firefighters for receiving the national Emergency Services category at thi…