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22-05-20

Fire services offering to support care homes in COVID-19 fight

Fire and Rescue Service staff will now be offering to work with local partners to support care homes in the fight against COVID-19. This new move follows a national agreement led by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), the…

19-05-20

Dorset forest fire: Public urged to take extra care as temperatures soar

A forest fire in Dorset has now been declared a major incident - highlighting the importance for people to take extra care during the hot weather spell the country is likely to see over the coming days.    The Wareham Forest fire &…

14-05-20

Latest statistics show a fall in number of Fire & Rescue Service incidents

Latest figures released by the Home Office show that the number of incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Services in England have fallen. The figures – which cover the year ending 2019 - …

04-05-20

NFCC publish Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

The National Fire Chiefs Council's (NFCC's) People Programme is pleased to publish the NFCC Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Plan. The Strategy complements NFCC's People Strategy 2017-2022 and the NFCC Equality, Di…

01-05-20

Guidance and Model Secondment, to complement the NFCC Leadership Framework has been published

The N​FCC People Programme is pleased to publish the NFCC Guidance and Model Secondment, to complement the NFCC Leadership Framework.  The guidance and Inter-Service Secondment Agreement Template relates to the movement of an in…

29-04-20

Fire Services set for share of additional COVID-19 government funding

Fire and Rescue Services across England are set to receive a share of the additional £1.6 billion government funding to support their ongoing response to COVID-19. This shows how the response of fire and rescue services is being recognis…

29-04-20

Whirlpool identifies more fire risk Hotpoint machines

In January 2020 Whirlpool began a recall campaign to identify more than 500,000 Hotpoint and Indesit branded washing machines in homes which may pose a potential fire risk. Whirlpool have identified a further 21 Hotpoint branded wa…

23-04-20

4,000 Fire & Rescue Service staff step up & take on additional duties to help fight COVID-19

More than 4,000 fire and rescue service staff from across the UK are volunteering to support the NHS and other key services in the fight against Covid-19, including driving ambulances and delivering food to vulnerable people. …

17-04-20

Fire and rescue staff to undergo COVID testing

Fire and Rescue Service staff in England are to undergo testing for COVID-19  with immediate effect. This follows an agreement between the National fire Chiefs Council, the Home Office and the Department of Health and Social Care. …

17-04-20

Government joins NFCC in urging people not to light sky lanterns

The National Fire Chiefs Council has once again reiterated its warning urging people not to light sky lanterns to show solidarity for NHS workers – and the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs has backed its call. NFCC C…