News

06-09-18

NFCC Business Safety Week

  Fire and Rescue Services will be offering businesses advice and support as part of NFCC's Business Safety Week. The campaign runs from 10th - 16th September and aims to provide those with responsibility for businesses and public bu…

24-08-18

Home Office launches campaign to transform diversity of fire and rescue services

Firefighters in England are approximately 95 per cent male and white. The Home Office is launching a new campaign to help fire and rescue services change that. Join the Team: Become a Firefighter will combine a fitness guide encouraging more w…

09-08-18

NFCC Chair responds to the latest Home Office fire statistics

Following today’s publication of the Home Office fire statistics for England covering 2017/18 (up until March 2018), the Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council has voiced his concern about the increase in incidents, at a time when all fire…

02-08-18

New national on-call firefighter recruitment website is now live

A brand new national website for on-call firefighter recruitment has now been launched.  Packed with real-life stories from on-call firefighters, it gives an insight into what the role entails, what recruits can expect and lets people dir…

19-07-18

NFCC welcomes new consultation on building safety regulations

Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council Roy Wilsher has welcomed the government’s new consultation on building regulations.  This consultation seeks views on the clarification of Approved Document B, which is part of the building …

06-07-18

NFCC Chair gives a video update

Following the NFCC Council meeting that took place on Thursday 5 July 2018, Roy Wilsher provided a short video update that can be viewed below. The video covered the recent NFCC Spring Conference where Roy discussed the event and some of the h…

04-07-18

Firefighters continue to work together to tackle Moorland Wildfires

Firefighters from across the United Kingdom continue to work together to deal with two significant Moorland incidents in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. The incidents between them now cover an area of approximately 27km2 and as such have att…

02-07-18

Moorland Fires Update

Firefighters from a large number of fire and rescue services across the UK are working together to support the moorland fires in both Greater Manchester and Lancashire. There are more than 100 firefighters with specialist teams in attendance which …

14-06-18

NFCC pays tribute to those who lost their lives and were affected by the Grenfell Tower fire

  On the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher has expressed his sorrow for those who lost their lives, along with his deepest sympathy for the families and everyone affected by las…

21-05-18

National Fire Chiefs Council reiterate ‘Stay Put’ advice

The National Fire Chiefs Council has today reiterated its advice that it supports the principle of a ‘Stay Put’ strategy whenever possible. The Stay Put strategy has been proved over many years to be safe for residents of purpose-built …