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17-05-18

NFCC responds to the release of Dame Judith Hackitt's final report

The Grenfell Tower fire was a tragedy that must never be repeated. The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has today welcomed the publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s final Independent report on Building Regulations and Fire Safety. …

16-05-18

Latest update regarding fire doors issued by government

The Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government has been undertaking an investigation into flat entrance 30 minute fire doors supplied by Manse Masterdor, a company that ceased trading in 2014 During the Grenfell Tower inq…

11-05-18

New Home Office incident statistics have been published

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has responded to the latest fire incident statistics released by the Home Office.  The report, ‘Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending December 2017’, gives in-depth d…

09-05-18

New NFCC mobility scooter guidance now been published

New guidance from the National Fire Chiefs Council has now been published 'mobility scooter guidance for residential buildings'. NFCC is pleased to release this for residential buildings, which outlines considerations for responsible pers…

01-05-18

New NFCC simultaneous evacuation guidance released

New guidance on evacuating high-rise buildings has today (May 1st) been launched by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), providing essential advice for building owners, their professional advisers and Fire & Rescue Services.  The …

25-04-18

NFCC responds to news articles about cladding tests 'failing to properly assess risk'

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has today welcomed dialogue generated from a new study commissioned by the Association of British Insurers into tests carried out on cladding.  Today there have been several news articles sugge…

25-04-18

Stay safe and be water aware on holiday

As part of our Drowning Prevention and Water Week NFCC are asking people to remember water safety messages when away from home this summer. A few minutes preparation before you head away on holiday or for a short break by the coast can really help …

23-04-18

National Fire Chiefs Council urge people to be water aware

  Fire services throughout the UK are this week supporting the NFCC’s call for people to take care when taking part in activities in and around water. Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death in the UK and many…

16-04-18

Spring conference: Live video

This year's NFCC Spring Conference is taking place today and tomorrow (April 17th and 18th). As part of this, we will be trialling a live stream of the NFCC Chair's introduction to the event and also a digital session, exploring new …

16-04-18

NFCC responds to fire safety concerns in short term lets

Following the popularity in the number of hosting platforms and websites for adhoc accommodation across the UK, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has some concerns about this type of accommodation in relation to fire safety. This is mainly du…