NFCC strategy

Our strategic commitments

The National Fire Chiefs Council -  as the leading professional and technical voice of the UK fire and rescue - is committed to supporting the development of local services to ensure that they deliver the best possible outcomes for their communities. To do this, we have made a number of strategic commitments.

NFCC Strategy

Annual plan

Operating Principles

Our strategy highlights: 

  • NFCC will work with FRSs to ensure that Risk Assessments align to a national definition of risk, supporting the development of risk assessment methodologies which allow a consistent risk based approach to risk management planning, enables FRSs to focus its resources on activities where they will have the greatest impact on reducing risk and vulnerability within their communities.
  • NFCC will encourage and assist FRSs to maximise the added value of digital solutions, innovative use of information technology and effective sharing and utilisation of data in ways which will make the sector more effective and efficient at what we do.
  • NFCC will lead the fire and rescue sector as it continues to build a representative workforce which possesses the appropriate skills, experience and leadership qualities to deliver a range of services to the community. A workforce which is change ready and able to deliver a broad set of interventions to make communities safer and healthier which affords people greater opportunity and prosperity.
  • NFCC will lobby for multi-year budget settlements and transformational funding that give FRSs the opportunity to plan for the future, making it easier to deliver sustainable transformation and sector reform.
  • NFCC will facilitate the provision of professional analysis, opinion and critique of the existing and emerging Governance models for FRSs. Providing expert opinion of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks of these models and how they can support the delivery of services to local communities.

The key areas the document covers are:

  • Assessing Risk
  • Digital and data
  • Workforce Reform
  • Finance
  • Governance