Protection and Building Safety News

02-12-19

NFCC launches new sprinkler position and responds to Government consultation

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has submitted a response to the Government’s Approved Document B consultation paper ‘Sprinklers and other fire safety measures in high-rise blocks of flats’. …

15-11-19

NFCC responds to latest Home Office fire statistics

 The National Fire Chiefs Council has voiced its concern that the latest Home Office figures show a six per cent increase in fire fatalities over the last year – and a 19 per cent increase in dwelling fire fatalities. Ac…

05-11-19

Ministers must do more to make the "inconsiderate and irresponsible" use of fireworks as socially unacceptable as drink-driving, MPs have said.

A report by the Petitions Committee has called for tougher regulations to reduce the distress fireworks cause to animals, people with health conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and small children. The cross-party comm…

06-09-19

Business Safety Week 2019

This week Fire and Rescue Services will be supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council's annual Business Safety Week campaign.  The week encourages all businesses to ensure they have taken the steps required by law to protect their bu…

03-06-19

NFCC calls for sprinklers to be fitted in all new and refurbished schools

The National Fire Chiefs Council has once again urged the Government to fit sprinklers in all new schools and those undergoing refurbishment. This call forms part of NFCC’s response to a call for evidence on the ‘Technical review o…