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06-10-17

NFCC Prevention - in the home, on the road -PPH Conference

Home Safety Lead Rick Hylton and Assistant Chief Fire officer of Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service outlined the need to address societal challenges, those most vulnerable members of society are at greatest risk of a fire incident. It is a…

03-10-17

NFCC Home Safety Week

        Fire and rescue services will be busy this week supporting NFCC’s Home Safety Week which runs from 2nd- 8th October. Look out for #SafeHome17 on social media. The aim of the week is r…

20-09-17

NFCC backs Which? campaign on plastic-backed fridges

Which? has called for manufacturers to stop making fire risk non-flame retardant plastic-backed fridges, freezers and fridge freezers immediately. The consumer watchdog is labelling the current British Standard on cold appliances 'deficient' and 'i…

20-09-17

NFCC's first conference

Last week saw the first NFCC conference take place since the organisation’s introduction in the spring. I know I don’t need to say how much has happened during the past few months, but the NFCC Autumn Conference gave us all a good …

18-09-17

NFCC supports Brake's national road safety campaign

Road safety banners designed by children as young as four have gone on display outside schools as part of a national competition run by Brake and sponsored by Co-op Insurance. Six designs aimed at spreading awareness about the dangers of speed…

14-09-17

NFCC responds to withdrawal from the Emergency Medical Response trials

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is very disappointed with the decision taken by the FBU to withdraw from the Emergency Medical Response trials.  The participation of Firefighters in Emergency Medical Response has enhanced the prof…

13-09-17

Update from the NFCC Autumn Conference

 This year's NFCC autumn conference saw a packed two-day agenda, giving interesting insights into current work taking place across the fire sector. Sessions on devolved administrations, the NFCC strategy, an update from the Fire Service C…

11-09-17

NFCC Business Safety Week 2017

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) will be helping businesses manage their fire risk as part of its UK Business Safety Week campaign which runs from 11th – 17th September 2017. In 2015/6, there were more than 32,000 fires in busines…

11-08-17

NFCC statement following appointment of Interim Chief Fire Officer at Avon Fire & Rescue Service

In February 2017, the Government announced a statutory inspection of Avon Fire and Rescue Authority following a series of allegations that had been made about its governance. A report published by the Home Office in July highlighted several ar…

05-08-17

Inspection and other important issues

Traditionally in the fire service, it used to be that August was a relatively quiet month; particularly for meetings, emails and associated management issues. It was a month when people took family holidays, the roads were quieter and you coul…