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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…

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,…