News

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…

16-12-20

Our Enforcement register is now up and running, This is where Fire & Rescue Services can upload enforcement actions.

The new enforcement register is now up and running. This is where Fire & Rescue Services can upload enforcement actions and is fully searchable.    …

16-12-20

NFCC consultations and responses

Every year, NFCC takes part in a number of consultations, ranging from responding to government consultations to running its own. Take a look at the wide-range we have taken part in and ones which are currently live.    …

26-11-20

NFCC to interrogate details of the government's Spending Review

Following this week’s Government Spending Review, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) will be studying the announcements as more detail emerges – and considering how it will impact on the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS). The Chan…

24-11-20

NFCC welcomes draft Building Safety Bill report

The National Fire Chiefs Council has today welcomed a Report from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee into the draft Building Safety Bill. A number of recommendations in the report reflect some of the issues and conc…