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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…

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…