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26-11-20

NFCC to interrogate details of the government's Spending Review

Following this week’s Government Spending Review, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) will be studying the announcements as more detail emerges – and considering how it will impact on the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS). The Chan…

24-11-20

NFCC welcomes draft Building Safety Bill report

The National Fire Chiefs Council has today welcomed a Report from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee into the draft Building Safety Bill. A number of recommendations in the report reflect some of the issues and conc…

18-11-20

NFCC calls for firefighters to use body worn cameras following mindless attacks

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is calling for all UK fire services to use body worn cameras, following a spate of mindless attacks on crews. In a video shared on NFCC’s social media channels, crews reveal shocking first-hand st…

14-11-20

NFCC Chair and Fire Minister share pride in UKFRSs’ response to pandemic

Chair of National Fire Chiefs Council Roy Wilsher and Minister for Fire Lord Stephen Greenhalgh have spoken about their pride in the UK Fire and Rescue Service’s (FRS) response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a video, Mr Wilsher and Lord Gr…

06-11-20

Fire safety advice to celebrate Diwali safely

  During Diwali  - or the Festival of Lights - the National Fire Chiefs Council is asking communities to celebrate safely to avoid fire incidents.  The festival falls on Saturday 14 November and many of the organised events whic…

06-11-20

Mindless attacks on firefighters across the country reported on Bonfire Night

A number of firefighters were physically assaulted last night when tackling incidents and attending callouts on Bonfire Night. These mindless attacks included fireworks, stones and bricks being thrown at crews while they were out trying t…

05-11-20

NFCC Chair to lay wreath at closed-ceremony Centotaph Remembrance Service

Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, Roy Wilsher, will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in London, as part of a closed socially-distanced ceremony this Remembrance Sunday (8 November), on behalf of the civilian services. Although the current…

05-11-20

NFCC and NFU highlight the dangers of sky lanterns this Bonfire Night

NFCC has joined forces with the National Farmers Union (NFU) to warn against the dangers of sky lanterns this Bonfire Night. NFCC is delighted that once again Julia Bradbury and the Outdoor Guide has supported calls for them not be used. …

05-11-20

NFCC calls for people to show respect to emergency services workers as firefighters are attacked

Fire chiefs have voiced their concerns about firefighters being attacked during the Bonfire Night period. The stark warning comes from the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) as Home Office statistics show attacks on firefighters rose from 578…

30-10-20

NFCC driving change in response to Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations

The Grenfell Tower fire was an appalling tragedy that has sent shock waves throughout this country and the rest of the world. Nowhere more so than in fire and rescue services across the UK. The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is working with ev…