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30-12-17

Fire and rescue staff recognised in New Year Honours

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) congratulates all those from the fire and rescue service recognised in the New Year Honours list 2018. Chair of the NFCC, Roy Wilsher :  “It is wonderful to see so many from the fire serv…

08-12-17

NFCC backs calls by Which? for tougher safety standards on refrigeration products

The current safety standard for fridges, freezers and fridge freezers is deficient and is allowing manufacturers to sell products that are a potential fire risk, Which? is warning today as it calls for immediate action to toughen safety standards o…

23-11-17

Home Office statistics show shocking number of attacks on firefighters

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Roy Wilsher has voiced his  anger that firefighters are being attacked while attending incidents.   It is shocking that firefighters who are attending incidents are being at…

09-11-17

NFCC responds to today's new Home Office fire statistics

The latest statistics from the Home Office show a 14 per cent increase in the number of fires attended by fire and rescue services across England. The figures also reveal a 7 per cent increase in the number of incidents attended. Responding to…

09-11-17

NFCC reinforces its positions on sprinklers

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has reinforced its position in retro-fitting sprinklers in high rise buildings. According to the NFCC, sprinklers are the most effective way to ensure that fires are suppressed or even extinguished befor…

01-11-17

A bonfire night not to remember

  NFCC and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service have been working together to highlight the potential dangers of home firework displays and encourage people where possible to attend professionally run public displays, as these are s…

31-10-17

Funding for Fire and Rescue services needs more flexibility

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is concerned that the current restrictions on funding for Fire and Rescue Services could have a detrimental impact on the delivery of vital services to the communities they serve.   These concerns f…

27-10-17

NFCC responds to new prevention and protection statistics

 The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has voiced its concern that the number of firefighters in England has fallen by 21 per cent since 2010/2011. New statistics released by the Home Office show a fall of over 9,000 firefighters compared wi…

25-10-17

NFCC calls for sprinklers to be fitted in new build schools

The National Fire Chiefs Council is calling for all new school builds or refurbishments to have sprinklers fitted - a policy that is mandatory in Scotland and Wales. Figures show the proportion of new schools built with sprinklers had dropped from …

18-10-17

NFCC supports National Burn Awareness Day

Latest statistics show an alarming number of UK children are experiencing life-changing burn injuries every single day. The British Burn Association and the Children’s Burns Trust are working to raise awareness of this issue o…