News

19-03-20

Emergency services urging the public to only call 999 for emergencies

The emergency services are urging the public to act responsibly and only call 999 where there is a genuine risk to life or personal safety. Darryl Keen, the National Fire Chiefs Council Strategic Lead for Operational Communications who chairs …

19-03-20

NFCC: pleased to see new Fire Safety Bill announced

The National Fire Chiefs Council is pleased to see today’s announcement of the new Fire Safety Bill, which includes measures NFCC has been calling for since 2017. The new bill – which amends the Fire Safety Order (FSO) 2005 –…

12-03-20

NFCC expresses its relief and welcomes Budget’s cladding announcement

The National Fire Chiefs Council has welcomed the budget announcement of a new £1 billion Building Safety Fund to assist with the removal of unsafe combustible cladding from private and social residential buildings, over 18 metres in height. …

06-03-20

NFCC celebrates International Women's Day

Today we celebrate women and particularly those who work for fire and rescue services across the UK as part of this year's International Women’s Day. As inspirational stories, videos and photos are shared …

26-02-20

NFCC ‘pleased’ no Grenfell immunity from future prosecutions

The National Fire Chiefs Council is pleased that the Attorney General has not granted any person or corporate entity involved in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower immunity from future criminal prosecutions. Th…

16-02-20

National Resilience deploys to assist as Storm Dennis hits across the UK

As Storm Dennis takes hold across the country, several major incidents across the country have been declared. Severe warnings are in place in Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire following widespread flooding. NFCC…

13-02-20

NFCC responds to latest Home Office fire statistics

The latest statistics published by the Home Office show that while the number of fires attended by fire and rescue services have reduced by 10 per cent, there was a 9 per cent increase in dwelling fire fatalities over a 12-month period. …

10-02-20

'Shaping 2020 - the challenges that demand our focus and shape our work'

In my last blog of 2019, I looked forward to the challenges that will demand our focus in 2020, including the ongoing fallout from the Grenfell tragedy, the HMICFRS State of Fire report and the expected comprehensive spendi…

03-02-20

NFCC expresses shock at evidence presented during second phase of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Evidence which has emerged in the opening days of the second phase of Grenfell Tower Inquiry has been met with shock and anger by the Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council. The NFCC believes that the evidence presente…

22-01-20

NFCC welcomes Government plans to improve building safety standards

Responding to announcements made by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, in the Commons on Monday 20 January, Roy Wilsher, National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Chair, said: “NFCC welco…