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16-04-20

Fire and Rescue Services to take on more activities to support fight against COVID-19

Fire and Rescue Service staff will be carrying out COVID-19 antigen testing, driving non-blue light ambulance transport and carrying out ambulance driver training. These are in addition to other activities already agreed in a ground-breaking…

15-04-20

NFCC launches Ready, Willing & Able campaign

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has today launched its #ReadyWillingAble campaign, to show how the UK’s fire and rescue services are going the extra mile and taking on additional activities to protect and support their communit…

11-04-20

Firefighters taking on more duties to support COVID-19 response

Firefighters will be carrying out further additional activities - building on the agreement in place between the National Fire Chiefs Council, the national employer and the Fire Brigades Union. The continuing dialogue means a furth…

09-04-20

NFCC warns campaign to light sky lanterns is ‘misguided’

The National Fire Chiefs Council has warned a campaign encouraging the public to light sky lanterns in a show of solidarity for NHS workers is ‘misguided’. All emergency services are currently under increased pressure due to COVI…

09-04-20

NFCC COVID-19 update

The National Fire Chiefs Council has issued an updated COVID 19 Position Statment and a number of Strategic Intentions to support this.  Please visit our COVID-19 pages for details. In addition, we&nbs…

02-04-20

NFCC responds to building safety announcements

NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher has today welcomed Ministerial announcements on sprinklers but expressed disappointment as the final scope of the new regime was revealed. Following the consultation Building a Safer Future, Government has an…

01-04-20

Electrical Safety First and NFCC ask 'How safe is your work from home setup?'

  Electrical Safety First finds many people working from home due to the pandemic may be overloading sockets, daisy-chaining and charging devices on beds As huge numbers of people working from home adapt to a new working routine, man…

01-04-20

Fire Chiefs and LGA urge public and businesses not to burn waste following rise in open fires

P​eople and businesses are being urged by the National Fire Chiefs Council and the Local Government Association not to burn general and garden waste during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  ​Some fire and res…

27-03-20

COVID-19: Firefighters to deliver food and medicines, drive ambulances, and retrieve bodies

Firefighters will be able to deliver food and medicines, drive ambulances, and retrieve dead bodies during the coronavirus outbreak in an unprecedented agreement between the Fire Brigades …

24-03-20

Rise in deliberate fires slammed as ‘irresponsible’ by NFCC

Following yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minster stating people must stay at home, the National Fire Chiefs Council is continuing its work with all fire services across the UK to ensure a joined-up approach. Staff are doing their …