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16-07-20

Amazon removes balcony barbecues from sale after London Fire Brigade raise fire risk fears

Online retail giant Amazon has removed products marketed as balcony barbecues after London Fire Brigade (LFB) highlighted fire safety concerns.  The Brigade wrote to a number of manufacturers a…

15-07-20

Ready, Willing and Able: how Fire & Rescue Services supported COVID-19

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, hundreds of staff from across the UK FRS stepped forward as volunteers to carry out a number of additional activities, supporting their local communities. Ready, Willing and Able staff volunteers Ian and Nicho…

14-07-20

New report on mental health and wellbeing of emergency responders

The mental health of emergency responders (ER) could be improved by better integration of wellbeing support into organisations, sharing of ‘best practice’, a single gateway to help navigate support services, and greater consideration of…

24-06-20

Debunking the myth: Hand sanitiser in cars DO NOT pose a fire risk

Following widespread news coverage claiming that hand sanitiser kept in vehicles can pose a fire risk, the National Fire Chiefs Council has refuted these reports and confirmed there have been no cases of such fires in the UK. NHS Property Serv…

17-06-20

Working towards a 'new normal'

The National Fire Chiefs Council spoke to the Emergency Services Times for its latest edition with a focus on NFCC's response to COVID-19 - and other work being undertaken as we move towards a 'new normal'.  The article provides an o…

12-06-20

NFCC Chair's blog: 2020 - who predicted that?

It has been quite a while since I wrote my last blog, February to be exact, although I have tried to keep in touch via video.  Video discussions! There have been plenty of digital and virtual meetings in the last few months, hope…

10-06-20

NFCC carving out ‘new normal’ for UK Fire and Rescue Service 

The Covid-19 crisis has been very real for some weeks and could continue for the next few months, even years. Over the last 12 weeks the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has been focused on getting through …

03-06-20

NFCC ‘pleased’ agreement to continue COVID activities extended

Thousands of staff from UK Fire and Rescue Services will continue to support the NHS, ambulance services, local authorities and other vital organisations in the fight against COVID-19, following extensive negotiations. The …

01-06-20

NFCC urges extreme caution following surge in wildfires  

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has issued extreme caution to members of the public, following a surge in the number of wildfires reported.  More than a dozen fires at beauty spots around the UK&…

28-05-20

NFCC video spotlights UK’s #ReadyWillingAble staff volunteers

NFCC has today shared a video spotlighting how UK Fire and Rescue Services have been taking on additional activities to protect and support communities, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the launch of the #ReadyWillingAble campai…