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15-01-20

NFCC responds to the first national State of Fire report

The first State of Fire report has been published today with a number of recommendations for fire services across England. The report, written by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services, T…

11-01-20

Update from the UK contingent supporting Australian wildfires

Following the deployment of a group of specialists – including the UK fire service – to Australia to look at potential support for the devastating wildfires, a range of activities have already taken place. The team is carrying out …

10-01-20

NFCC Chair expresses his deepest sympathy to the family of Anthony Knott

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council has expressed his deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of firefighter Anthony Knott.  Anthony went missing on December 20th and sadly, it has been confirmed that his body w…

10-01-20

NFCC supports Whirlpool washing machine recall

In December 2019 the National Fire Chiefs Council committed to working with Whirlpool  to ensure as many people as possible are aware of a potential fire risk with some Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines. Whirlpool has…

09-01-20

NFCC forms part of a specialist team visiting Australia to offer assistance

A group of specialists – including a representative from the fire service - have flown out to Australia to see what UK assistance can be offered in support of the ongoing wildfires. The team consists of senior fire repre…

28-12-19

Congratulations to all recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council has expressed his delight that a number of people from fire services across the UK have been recognised in the 2020 New Year Honours list. Once again, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) woul…

23-12-19

NFCC Chair reflects on 2019 and takes a look forward to the year ahead

Perhaps it is just the way of the world now, but as I usually do with these things, I looked back at my last blog for 2018. That blog said 2018 was a busy year and 2019 promised to be just the same, well ditto for 2019 and 2020! The issues we hav…

20-12-19

Queen's Speech outlines building safety remains key priority for government

The National Fire Chiefs Council is pleased to see building safety remains a key focus for government, following the Queen’s Speech. New measures to improve building safety were set out at yesterday’s State Op…

20-12-19

NFCC has a key role on newly-formed Stay Put steering group

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has a key role on the government’s newly-formed Stay Put technical steering group, which met for the first time earlier this week (18th December). The group will go some way to meeting part of the …

20-12-19

NFCC will work with Whirlpool to raise awareness of washing machine fire risk

The National Fire Chiefs Council will be working with Whirlpool to ensure as many people as possible are aware of a potential fire risk with some Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines. NFCC Chair, Roy Wilsher and NFCC’s elect…