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29-01-21

NFCC responds to latest Home Office non-fire related statistics

The latest Home Office statistics - which put non-fire incidents under the microscope – reveal a six per cent increase in fatalities and call outs during last year 12 months. Responding to the figures which covers April 2019 to March 202…

27-01-21

Buckinghamshire Fire Service's key role in setting up new vaccination centre

 Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service has played a key role in helping to set up COVID-19 vaccination centres - in the heart of its community. Buckinghamshire FRS, working closely with Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CC…

26-01-21

“Abhorrent” attack on a firefighter slammed by NFCC

The National Fire Chiefs Council is ‘disgusted and appalled” that a London Fire Brigade firefighter has been attacked when attending an incident. According to London Fire Brigade, the firefighter was entering a building to fight a …

25-01-21

NFCC highlights 'incredible' work of FRSs in assisting with mass vaccination programme

The National Fire Chiefs Council has praised Fire and Rescue Services for their incredible work – as they continue their COVID-19 mass vaccination programme efforts, alongside their usual emergency response duties. Over the coming weeks,…

22-01-21

Fire services' COVID response praised by new national report

Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) have been praised for their response to COVID-19 in a national report published today – but there are also lessons to be learnt. Services across the country have demonstrated how they are ready, willin…

19-01-21

National education platform from emergency services launches

StayWise, a free learning platform aimed at pupils aged 3 - 11, has launched in the UK. The nation’s emergency services have teamed up with a range of national safety charities to produce a new website packed full of their collective saf…

13-01-21

Firefighters step up to further assist COVID response

Fire and Rescue Service staff across the country will be providing even more support in the national fight against COVID. The National Fire Chiefs Council has today released a range of updated risk assessments which will allow firefighters and…

13-01-21

Lithium-ion battery waste fires costing UK over £100m a year

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are responsible for around 48% of all waste fires occurring in the UK each year, costing the UK economy some £158 million annually, according to new research conducted by Eunomia Research & Consulting. …

08-01-21

Firefighters are being prepared to assist with the vaccination rollout

Firefighters across the country are being provided with thousands of lateral flow tests by the government in order to support the ongoing fight against COVID-19. The Home Office informed the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) about the move b…

30-12-20

Congratulations to all recognised in the New Year Honours list

Huge congratulations to all those from Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) recognised in the New Year Honours list, which has been announced today. The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, Roy Wilsher, is delighted and proud to see a num…