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28-02-18

Grenfell Tower: Procedural Hearing

The Prcoedural Hearing for Grenfell Tower is set to be held on March 21st and 22nd and will take place at Holborn Bars. According to the Inquiry website, the Inquiry is keen to ensure the views of all Core Particiants are taken into accou…

12-02-18

5 Live Investigates reports on the dangers skin creams containing paraffin

5 Live Investigates ran a report about the dangers of skin creams and paraffin. According to the report, Skin creams containing paraffin could be responsible for 'hundreds' of fire deaths across the UK. 5 live Investigates revealed last year t…

01-02-18

Fire Minister attends NFCC Council meeting

The Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, the Rt Hon Nick Hurd, attended yesterday’s National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) meeting (Wednesday January 31st).   The national meeting sees all Chief Fire Officers from …

25-01-18

New Home Office figures show an increase in fire response times

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has voiced its concerns over the increase in response times. The two Home Office reports published yesterday (Janaury 25th) focus on non-fire incidents attended by fire and rescue services and respo…

22-01-18

Government announces new national body for product recalls and repairs

 The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has welcomed the government announcement that a new national body is being set up to identify risks and responses to large-scale product recalls and repairs.  The new Office for Product Safety…

15-01-18

NFCC supports register my appliance day

Today, Register My Appliance Day, 16th January 2018, people are reminded to improve their home safety by registering their fridges, freezers and washing machines on the new streamlined version of www.registermyappliance.org.uk. Developed by the Ass…

10-01-18

NFCC Chair gives an update from today's meeting

Today (January 10th) the NFCC's Steering Group met to discuss the work the different committees are currently undertaking and future plans. The Steering Group is made up of the chairs of the different NFCC Committees, the NFCC Chair and also t…

02-01-18

NFCC responds to Daily Mail

The NFCC would like to comment in response to an article which appeared in today's (2.1.18) Daily Mail, regarding firefighters (not 'firemen' as reported) being sent to medical emergencies. There are a number of inaccuracies within the a…

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…