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05-05-17

"A great start to the NFCC" - Chair's first blog

Roy Wilsher, Chair of the National Fire Chief's Council has written his first blog and highlights 'the great start' to the NFCC.  The Chair's blog - which will be the first of many - highlights work which has taken place to date…

27-04-17

Virtual Reality aims to reduce water fatalities

The NFCC’s Water Safety Group (WSG) works together to deliver the Be Water Aware annual campaign. The group is made up of representatives from UK fire and rescue services. Beyond the campaign week a lot of work goes on to support the NFCC&rsq…

27-04-17

New report from Brake on road safety education initiatives

In advance of the UN Road Safety Week 8-14 May, Brake the road safety charity has published a guidance report that aims to help practitioners and campaigners develop practical approaches to education interventions on road safety and…

26-04-17

Runners and Walkers

This week is the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC’s) annual drowning prevention and water safety week. Fire services all over the UK have been supporting this week not only on social media but by organising events and demonstrat…

21-04-17

NFCC responds to PAC report on emergency services communications

Following the publication of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on ‘Upgrading emergency services communications’ today (April 21st), the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) commented that the safety of the publi…

20-04-17

New Thames Valley trial on forced entry for medical emergencies is underway

Fire and rescue services across Thames Valley are involved in a trial to provide a forced entry function where there is concern for the life of a patient. Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service; Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Serv…

05-04-17

Firefighters have higher heart attack risk 'because of heat'

According to a BBC News report, working in high temperatures increases the risk of suffering a heart attack, researchers have said. The study may explain why heart disease is the leading cause of death among on-duty firefighters, the researche…

04-04-17

New NFCC Chair sets out his vision

The new Chair of the National Fire Chief's Council set out his vision during his inaugural speech at last week's Spring Conference. Roy Wilsher spoke to the conference about his personal ambitions were for the NFCC, what success would look&nbs…

30-03-17

Spring Conference underway - working together is key

Speakers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have all given an overview of fire and rescue services in their respective countries. This also included an indepth look at the challenges and opportunities they have faced when looking at fir…

29-03-17

NFCC pledges support folllowing terror attack

Following the terrorist attack which took place in Westminster on March 22nd, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has passed on its thoughts and sympathy to everyone affected by the tragedy. The attack has now seen four fatalities and more…