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17-03-21

NFCC welcomes the Fire Safety Bill returning to the House of Lords

Commenting on the Fire Safety Bill returing to the House of Lords today, NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher said:  “The Fire Safety Bill is a short bill, but an important one that we welcome.  “The Bill itself provides an import…

11-03-21

NFCC Chair reflects on the UKISAR deployment to Japan

  Today marks the 10th anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher led the UKISAR deployment to assist the relief effort.  Roy recollects the deployment and the experiences he and the 67-strong tea…

08-03-21

'Choose to Challenge' - shining a light on the work on women in the fire service

Across the world, communities are today celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8th) – and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is shining a light on the work of women across Fire and Rescue Services. ‘Choose to Challenge…

05-03-21

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service's vaccination and testing teamwork commended

  Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (NFRS) unfaltering commitment to support the rollout of the COVID-19 mass testing and vaccination programme, has been commended by the National Fire Chiefs Council. Since the nationa…

02-03-21

New Fire Standards now published

The new operational response guide has now been launched. This has been developed by the NFCC to help services implement National Operational Guidance which in turn help with achieving the Fire Standards.  I am delighted that before I step do…

28-02-21

National campaign to recruit on-call firefighters is an opportunity for those who need more

Individuals who have a passion for people and a desire to help others in their local community are being urged to think about becoming an on-call firefighter, as part of this year’s Fire and Rescue Service recruitment campaign. Led by th…

19-02-21

Fire and Rescue Services administered more than 27,000 COVID vaccinations

More than 27,000 vaccinations have been given to the public by Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) staff, following a drive to assist with the national programme. This equates to firefighters and other FRS staff administering approximately one in 60…

12-02-21

FRS now part of a COVID-19 rapid testing programme

Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) staff across the country are now part of a COVID-19 rapid testing programme. This is part of a drive to keep staff, their colleagues, families and the communities they serve, safe. This has been extended to fire…

10-02-21

NFCC responds to today's Government announcement on cladding

Earlier today Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick unveilled a a five-point plan - which included confirmation that the government will fully fund the cost of replacing unsafe cladding for all leaseholders in residential buildings 18 metres (6 s…

10-02-21

Hampshire and Isle of Wight FRSs ‘pulling out all the stops’ to support NHS colleagues 

National Fire Chiefs Council Chair, Roy Wilsher, has praised the remarkable work of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service for supporting their local healt…