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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…