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07-06-19

Fire service staff honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019

Firefighters and fire service staff honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019 Her Majesty the Queen has announced this year's Birthday Honours list - and a number of people from fire services across the country have received an…

06-06-19

NFCC welcomes plans to develop new, safer building safety regulations

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has welcomed the launch of the Government’s consultation on a new regulatory regime for building safety. The consultation from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, released al…

03-06-19

NFCC calls for sprinklers to be fitted in all new and refurbished schools

The National Fire Chiefs Council has once again urged the Government to fit sprinklers in all new schools and those undergoing refurbishment. This call forms part of NFCC’s response to a call for evidence on the ‘Technical review o…

30-05-19

Office for National Statistics new analysis reinforces NFCC's position on resourcing to risk

The National Fire Chiefs Council has said that new analysis from the Office for National Statistics reinforces its position that services must be resourced to risk, as well as demand. A new report published today: ‘Fires, false alar…

27-05-19

NFCC supports Boat Safety Week

The National Fire Chiefs Council is supporting this year’s Boat Safety Week. The annual campaign is led by the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) and runs from Monday 27th May – Sunday 2nd June.  The aim of the campa…

23-05-19

Lives in danger due to faulty smoke alarms sold online

The National Fire Chiefs Council has been made aware of faulty smoke alarms being sold on popular marketplaces online. Tests carried out by Which? found that four smoke alarms sold to the public online failed all eight of their tests.  Th…

23-05-19

Sprinklers reduce fire fatalities, injuries and damage to buildings significantly

Latest national research reveals that fire fatalities, injuries and damage to buildings is significantly reduced when sprinkler systems are fitted, according to the National Fire Chiefs Council.   This research  which was c…

18-05-19

NFCC calls for change to sprinkler regulations during campaign week

This year the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) national sprinkler campaign will run from Sunday 19th May to Friday 24th May and is calling on the government to make changes to legislation to keep people safer in their homes. Researc…

10-05-19

Cladding funding a ‘step in the right direction’

The National Fire Chiefs Council has welcomed the government’s announcement it will fund the removal and replacement of dangerous cladding – stating it is a step in the right direction. The £200 million government funding wil…

09-05-19

NFCC responds to latest Home Office fire statistics

Latest figures released by the Home Office show that there has been a 2 per cent increase in the total number of incidents attended by fire and rescue services in England – and a 5 per cent increase in the number of fires attended. The f…