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12-10-20

Protection Policy and Reform Unit (PPRU) now launched

Following funding secured from Home Office and MHCLG the NFCC have established the Protection Policy and Reform Unit (PPRU) to provide the link between FRSs and Government by representing the collective views and expert technical advice…

09-10-20

Congratulations to all recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours  

A number of people from UK Fire and Rescue Services have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council has given his heartfelt thanks and…

05-10-20

NFCC reiterates its calls for schools to be fitted with sprinklers

The National Fire Chiefs Council has once again called for all schools to have sprinklers fitted, following the devastating loss of two schools in Derbyshire over the weekend. It has emerged that neither building had…

05-10-20

'Firing on all Cylinders': NFCC's Chair October blog

Firing on all Cylinders  In my last blog I referred to the Covid crisis and times of uncertainty, two months further on and we remain in a time of uncertainty with the number of positive cases, hospital admissions and even Covid r…

01-10-20

Latest from NFCC Full Council meeting

  NFCC's Full Council meeting took place on November 25th. There was a busy agenda, with items being discussed such as:  Portfolio Update Fire Standards Board People Programme Community Risk Programme Digital and D…

01-10-20

Updated guidance launched: Simultaneous Evacuation  

Following extensive consultation, updated guidance from the NFCC led stakeholder group on simultaneous evacuation introduces key changes.  Advises consultation with residents and leaseholders to e…

16-09-20

NFCC responds to PAC report: “Progress in remediating dangerous cladding”

 Following the release of the Public Accounts Committee report into the progress in remediating dangerous claddding' which states it is “imperative” that the new deadline for works on the remaining high-rise b…

15-09-20

Fire Chiefs call for clarifications to draft Building Safety Bill

Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Roy Wilsher has given evidence to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee in response to its Call for Evidence on the draft Building Safety Bill. Whilst welcoming the si…

11-09-20

NFCC Chair calls for sustained funding as Home Office releases latest Prevention and Protection statistics

Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council Roy Wilsher has called for sustained funding for England’s Fire and Rescue Services, following the release of the Home Office’s latest Prevention and Protection statistics  The fi…

09-09-20

NFCC Chair Joins HRH and Emergency Services Leaders in unique mental health collaboration 

National Fire Chiefs Council Chair, Roy Wilsher, joined HRH the Duke of Cambridge and senior leaders from across the country’s emergency services yesterday, to discuss the issue of mental health.   The ope…