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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…

07-02-19

'It is essential fire and rescue services are well- resourced’

Following several high-profile and devastating fires in recent days, fire and rescue services have worked tirelessly across borders to ensure a dedicated and coordinated response was put in place.  These include the tragic house fire in S…

05-02-19

NFCC expresses its sympathy to family following fatal house fire

Following the fatal house fire in Staffordshire in the early hours of this morning where four children tragically lost their lives, the National Fire Chiefs Council has expressed its deepest sympathy to the family.  The children were unfo…

04-02-19

Latest research shows hidden fire risk of emollients

Scientists from Anglia Ruskin University presented findings from their work at the UK Association of Fire Investigators conference in Leeds last week. The new research carried out by forensic scientists has shown that commonly-used emollients …

24-01-19

NFCC launches revised home detection position statement

The National Fire Chiefs Council has launched an updated Home Detection position statement. This work was undertaken by the Domestic Detection Group led by James Bywater of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. The group sits under the NFCC P…

15-01-19

Latest video update from NFCC Chair

 Following the latest meeting of the National Fire Chiefs Steering Group, the NFCC Chair gives a short overview of the meeting and work underway.  The Steering Group. which is made up of all the Coordination Committee chairs, discuss…

29-11-18

Public urged not to take dangerous risks as Storm Diana hits Britain

As Storm Diana hits Britain, the Environment Agency and National Fire Chiefs Council are urging the public to avoid life-endangering risks such as driving through flood water, taking ‘storm selfies’ and wave watching, which put …

29-11-18

Fire Chiefs broadly welcome building safety plans

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has broadly welcomed announcements made today that the Government plans to control the use of combustible cladding, but expressed concerns that key aspects need to go further.   NFCC Chair, Roy Wils…