News

02-03-21

New Fire Standards now published

The new operational response guide has now been launched. This has been developed by the NFCC to help services implement National Operational Guidance which in turn help with achieving the Fire Standards.  I am delighted that before I step do…

28-02-21

National campaign to recruit on-call firefighters is an opportunity for those who need more

Individuals who have a passion for people and a desire to help others in their local community are being urged to think about becoming an on-call firefighter, as part of this year’s Fire and Rescue Service recruitment campaign. Led by th…

19-02-21

Fire and Rescue Services administered more than 27,000 COVID vaccinations

More than 27,000 vaccinations have been given to the public by Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) staff, following a drive to assist with the national programme. This equates to firefighters and other FRS staff administering approximately one in 60…

12-02-21

FRS now part of a COVID-19 rapid testing programme

Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) staff across the country are now part of a COVID-19 rapid testing programme. This is part of a drive to keep staff, their colleagues, families and the communities they serve, safe. This has been extended to fire…

10-02-21

NFCC responds to today's Government announcement on cladding

Earlier today Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick unveilled a a five-point plan - which included confirmation that the government will fully fund the cost of replacing unsafe cladding for all leaseholders in residential buildings 18 metres (6 s…

10-02-21

Hampshire and Isle of Wight FRSs ‘pulling out all the stops’ to support NHS colleagues 

National Fire Chiefs Council Chair, Roy Wilsher, has praised the remarkable work of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service for supporting their local healt…

10-02-21

Minister meets Fire Service Apprentices to mark National Apprenticeships Week  

The Minister for Building Safety and Communities and Fire Lord Stephen Greenhalgh has hosted a virtual meeting with apprentices from across the UK fire and rescue service to mark the start of National Apprenticeships Week. Ten fire service emp…

05-02-21

Welsh FRSs praised for vital ambulance service support throughout pandemic 

The National Fire Chiefs Council has praised staff volunteers at the three Fire and Rescue Services in Wales, for their hard work and commitment to supporting local ambulance colleagues, during the …

05-02-21

Fire Services supporting work in a bid to combat the spread of African C19 variant

Fire & Rescue Services (FRS) are assisting communities where a specific strain of COVID-19 has been identified. Work underway includes assisting and delivering tests to thousands of households – and logistical support. To date, Kent,…

01-02-21

Merseyside FRS supporting the vaccination effort

More than 150 staff - including firefighters and support staff – have stepped forward to assist with the national COVID-19 vaccination work and fitting personal protective masks for key workers. The staff at Merseyside FRS will be carryi…