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19-01-21

National education platform from emergency services launches

StayWise, a free learning platform aimed at pupils aged 3 - 11, has launched in the UK. The nation’s emergency services have teamed up with a range of national safety charities to produce a new website packed full of their collective saf…

13-01-21

Lithium-ion battery waste fires costing UK over £100m a year

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are responsible for around 48% of all waste fires occurring in the UK each year, costing the UK economy some £158 million annually, according to new research conducted by Eunomia Research & Consulting. …

30-12-20

Congratulations to all recognised in the New Year Honours list

Huge congratulations to all those from Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) recognised in the New Year Honours list, which has been announced today. The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, Roy Wilsher, is delighted and proud to see a num…

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…