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29-10-20

More progress needed on recruiting a more diverse workforce

An increase in the number of female firefighters has been welcomed by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), but more progress needs to be made in this area. The latest figures published by the Home Office - covering the period from Apr…

26-10-20

NFCC joins national fight against 'Zombie Batteries' in bid to tackle recycling and waste fires

Consumers across the UK are today (Monday 26 October) being urged to “join the fight against Zombie batteries” in a bid to tackle the growing number of fires caused by carelessly discarded dead batteries. The National Fire Chiefs C…

19-10-20

Leading bodies call for installation of sprinklers in all schools 

Leading bodies in the built environment have signed a joint statement, calling on the Government to require the installation of sprinklers in schools, including the retrofitting of sprinklers in existing school buildings when relevant refurbishment…

19-10-20

Campaigners fear a carbon monoxide poisoning ‘time-bomb’

Campaign group Project SHOUT is warning of a potential carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning time-bomb as we head into the winter. Common symptoms of CO poisoning include dizziness, tiredness, headaches, nausea and generally feeling unwell. It is oft…

15-10-20

NFCC and BBA urge families to think twice about home firework displays

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12-10-20

Protection Policy and Reform Unit (PPRU) now launched

Following funding secured from Home Office and MHCLG the NFCC have established the Protection Policy and Reform Unit (PPRU) to provide the link between FRSs and Government by representing the collective views and expert technical advice…

09-10-20

Congratulations to all recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours  

A number of people from UK Fire and Rescue Services have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council has given his heartfelt thanks and…

05-10-20

NFCC reiterates its calls for schools to be fitted with sprinklers

The National Fire Chiefs Council has once again called for all schools to have sprinklers fitted, following the devastating loss of two schools in Derbyshire over the weekend. It has emerged that neither building had…

05-10-20

'Firing on all Cylinders': NFCC's Chair October blog

Firing on all Cylinders  In my last blog I referred to the Covid crisis and times of uncertainty, two months further on and we remain in a time of uncertainty with the number of positive cases, hospital admissions and even Covid r…

01-10-20

Latest from NFCC Full Council meeting

  NFCC's Full Council meeting took place on November 25th. There was a busy agenda, with items being discussed such as:  Portfolio Update Fire Standards Board People Programme Community Risk Programme Digital and D…