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06-11-20

Mindless attacks on firefighters across the country reported on Bonfire Night

A number of firefighters were physically assaulted last night when tackling incidents and attending callouts on Bonfire Night. These mindless attacks included fireworks, stones and bricks being thrown at crews while they were out trying t…

05-11-20

NFCC Chair to lay wreath at closed-ceremony Centotaph Remembrance Service

Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, Roy Wilsher, will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in London, as part of a closed socially-distanced ceremony this Remembrance Sunday (8 November), on behalf of the civilian services. Although the current…

05-11-20

NFCC and NFU highlight the dangers of sky lanterns this Bonfire Night

NFCC has joined forces with the National Farmers Union (NFU) to warn against the dangers of sky lanterns this Bonfire Night. NFCC is delighted that once again Julia Bradbury and the Outdoor Guide has supported calls for them not be used. …

05-11-20

NFCC calls for people to show respect to emergency services workers as firefighters are attacked

Fire chiefs have voiced their concerns about firefighters being attacked during the Bonfire Night period. The stark warning comes from the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) as Home Office statistics show attacks on firefighters rose from 578…

30-10-20

NFCC driving change in response to Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations

The Grenfell Tower fire was an appalling tragedy that has sent shock waves throughout this country and the rest of the world. Nowhere more so than in fire and rescue services across the UK. The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is working with ev…

29-10-20

More progress needed on recruiting a more diverse workforce

An increase in the number of female firefighters has been welcomed by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), but more progress needs to be made in this area. The latest figures published by the Home Office - covering the period from Apr…

26-10-20

NFCC joins national fight against 'Zombie Batteries' in bid to tackle recycling and waste fires

Consumers across the UK are today (Monday 26 October) being urged to “join the fight against Zombie batteries” in a bid to tackle the growing number of fires caused by carelessly discarded dead batteries. The National Fire Chiefs C…

19-10-20

Leading bodies call for installation of sprinklers in all schools 

Leading bodies in the built environment have signed a joint statement, calling on the Government to require the installation of sprinklers in schools, including the retrofitting of sprinklers in existing school buildings when relevant refurbishment…

19-10-20

Campaigners fear a carbon monoxide poisoning ‘time-bomb’

Campaign group Project SHOUT is warning of a potential carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning time-bomb as we head into the winter. Common symptoms of CO poisoning include dizziness, tiredness, headaches, nausea and generally feeling unwell. It is oft…

15-10-20

NFCC and BBA urge families to think twice about home firework displays

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