News

16-08-21

NFCC response to latest Home Office figures - a decrease in the number of incidents attended

Latest figures from the Home Office show a seven per cent decrease in the number of incidents attended by fire and rescue services (FRSs) in England in the year ending March 2021 compared to the previous year. The number of fires overall has d…

12-08-21

Latest update from our National Resilience team fighting wildfires in Greece

The National Resilience team has now mobilised in Arcadia, in the central Peloponnese area, to assist with the wildfires. The area the team is working in is is a group of small villages, which had been cut off. The BBC also filmed with the tea…

12-08-21

Latest update from our National Resilience team fighting wildfires in Greece

The National Resilience team has now mobilised in Arcadia, in the central Peloponnese area, to assist with the wildfires. The area the team is working in is is a group of small villages, which had been cut off. The BBC also filmed with the tea…

11-08-21

Latest update from the National Resilience deployment to Greece - including footage from Sky News

UK firefighters tackling the wildfires in Greece are in Peloponnese, Southern Greece – and are using a range of skills to help their colleagues.  The team has continued with the removal of trees and creating fire breaks in key …

10-08-21

UK firefighters are now in Peloponnese, Southern Greece, to tackle devastating wildfires

UK firefighters who have deployed to Greece are now in Peloponnese, Southern Greece – and are tackling the wildfires with their Greek counterparts and colleagues. Teams from Merseyside, Lancashire, South Wales, London and West Midlands f…

07-08-21

British firefighters are deploying urgently - at the Home Secretary’s request - to help Greece as wildfires continue to devastate parts of the country

British firefighters are deploying urgently - at the Home Secretary’s request - to help Greece as wildfires continue to devastate parts of that country. Teams from Merseyside, Lancashire, South Wales, London and West Midlands fire servic…

04-08-21

NFCC welcomes publication of Prevention Fire Standard

The National Fire Chiefs Council is delighted to welcome the publication of the Prevention Fire Standard by the Fire Standards Board. The Prevention Fire Standard aims to bring a consistent national approach to the work carried out by fire and…

24-07-21

NFCC supports exemptions for officers, firefighters & control staff as daily contact testing rolled out to FRS

Further targeted daily contact testing is being rolled out in England to frontline emergency services and some transport workers, following the government’s close engagement with these sectors in order to avoid any potential disruption to cru…

23-07-21

NFCC launches water incident dashboard for Fire and Rescue Services

Ahead of World Drowning Prevention Day (July 25th), the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has launched a new water incident dashboard to help Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) gather information on incidents in their area. It uses li…

21-07-21

NFCC responds to the Second Reading of the Building Safety Bill: An important milestone contributing to essential developments in building safety

Responding to the Second Reading of the Building Safety Bill, NFCC Chair, Mark Hardingham said: “This legislation is an important milestone that will contribute to essential developments in building safety.  “The Bill req…