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22-04-19

NFCC's national response to wildfires continues

A spate of wildfires during the past few days and weeks – with a number of high profile incidents over the Easter weekend - have devastated habitats. This is a stark reminder of how quickly these type of fires can take hold, putting additiona…

08-04-19

'Make Yourself Heard' campaign fully supported by NFCC

The new campaign ‘Make Yourself Heard’ which alerts the police to a caller being in imminent danger,  has been fully supported by the National Fire Chiefs Council.  ‘Silent Solution’ allows 999 callers to let …

21-03-19

Two in three 999 staff say their employer encourages them to talk about mental health

Research from Mind reveals that emergency services staff and volunteers are over twice as likely to say that their service encouraged them to talk about their mental health, compared to four years ago. The survey, conducted to coincide with th…

15-03-19

New campaign warns ‘it only takes one accident’ to start a fire

A new eye-catching campaign highlighting the everyday accidents that can cause fire in the home has been launched by the Home Office today. Overloading electrical sockets, leaving a frying pan on the hob unattended and putting an electrical he…

08-03-19

NFCC calls for change in legislation ahead of sprinkler debate

Ahead of a debate in Parliament on fire safety and sprinklers, the National Fire Chiefs Council has said that England is lagging behind Scotland and Wales when it comes to the inclusion of sprinklers and calls for a change in legislation. The …

08-03-19

NFCC supports call for evidence on fire safety design guidance for schools

The Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP, has today (March 8th) launched a call for evidence on the DfE’s non-statutory fire safety design guidance for schools, Building Bulletin 100 (BB100). NFCC is pleased to support …

08-03-19

'Balance for Better' - celebrating women in the fire service

Today the National Fire Chiefs Council is celebrating all the inspirational women who work across the UK fire and rescue service, as part of International Women’s Day. NFCC has been sharing stories and videos from fire and rescue service…

01-03-19

NFCC submits recommendations to Government aimed at improving building standards in the UK

Today the National Fire Chiefs Council submitted a thorough and considered response to the Government’s call for evidence on Approved Document B (ADB). The NFCC welcomed the call on the full technical review of ADB, which supports b…

28-02-19

NFCC reinforces its sprinklers position

The National Fire Chiefs Council shares the concerns of London Fire Brigade after a poll for the brigade revealed 66% of Londoners would feel unsafe living in a high-rise block of flats. NFCC’s research with the National Fire Sprinkler N…

27-02-19

NFCC response to Marsden Moor wildfire

Following the wildfire at Marsden Moor which had seen more than 40 firefighters from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in attendance, the National Fire Chiefs Council has warned people to take care during this spell of unsually warm weather.&nbs…