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06-08-20

NFCC to observe a minute’s silence to remember lives lost in Beirut

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) will observe a minute’s silence tomorrow afternoon at 3pm (Friday August 7th) to commemorate firefighters and others who tragically lost their lives in Beirut. A crew of ten firefighters are though…

05-08-20

UK Fire & Rescue Services on standby and ready to assist Beirut

UK Fire and Rescue Services are on standby to assist Lebanon following yesterday’s catastrophic explosions which have claimed at least 100 lives and injured thousands of people. The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is in talks with …

29-07-20

NFCC warns of fire risk when using emollients

People who use emollients and smoke are at greater risk of setting themselves on fire, due to the flammable residue that may be left on clothes, bandages and bedding, warns the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC). The warning comes after resea…

24-07-20

FRSs' support for NFCC #ReadyWillingAble video

The National Fire Chiefs Council has worked with Fire and Rescue Service staff to create a video highlighting the additional activities carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the NFCC’s #ReadyWillingAble campaign the vide…

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…