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17-12-19

NFCC responds to latest Inspectorate reports

Following the publication of the third and final tranche inspectorate reports, key themes have emerged across all fire and rescue services, according to the National Fire Chiefs Council. Now that all services have been in…

06-12-19

NFCC Chair pays tribute to LFB Commissioner who steps down at the end of the year

Following the announcement that the Commissioner of London Fire Brigade will stand down at the end of the year, the Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council has paid tribute to her hard work and dedication over the past 32 years. NFCC C…

02-12-19

NFCC launches new sprinkler position and responds to Government consultation

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has submitted a response to the Government’s Approved Document B consultation paper ‘Sprinklers and other fire safety measures in high-rise blocks of flats’. …

26-11-19

Adoption of the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) are now confirmed signatories to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) Concordat for Better Mental Health. The announcement was made to Fire and Rescue Services…

16-11-19

NFCC response to Bolton fire incident

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has praised Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service for its swift and professional response to a fire at student accommodation in Bolton last night (Friday 15th November).  …

15-11-19

NFCC responds to latest Home Office fire statistics

 The National Fire Chiefs Council has voiced its concern that the latest Home Office figures show a six per cent increase in fire fatalities over the last year – and a 19 per cent increase in dwelling fire fatalities. Ac…

13-11-19

Fire services continue to tackle flooding impacts in South Yorkshire

Fire services from across the country are continuing to assist local responders tackling the impacts of flooding in South Yorkshire as part of a nationally coordinated response. This is organised via NFCC’s National Resilience arra…

12-11-19

Work continues to tackle South Yorkshire flooding

Firefighters from across the UK are playing a key role in tackling the flooding in South Yorkshire as part of a nationally coordinated response. Rescue Boat crews from Fire & Rescue Services and the voluntary sector have carried out resc…

05-11-19

Ministers must do more to make the "inconsiderate and irresponsible" use of fireworks as socially unacceptable as drink-driving, MPs have said.

A report by the Petitions Committee has called for tougher regulations to reduce the distress fireworks cause to animals, people with health conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and small children. The cross-party comm…

01-11-19

New statistics show an increase in female firefighters

Latest figures published by the Home Office - covering the period from April 2018 to March 2019 - show an increase in the number of female firefighters working for Fire and Rescue Services, which has been welcomed by the National Fire Chiefs Counci…