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16-10-21

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council today pays tribute to Sir David Amess.

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council today pays tribute to Sir David Amess. NFCC Chair Mark Hardingham said: “I am appalled and saddened by this mindless and senseless attack, which has sent shockwaves across the country. My tho…

14-10-21

NFCC launches Maturity Models and Workforce Good Practice Framework

Developed in conjunction with fire and rescue services and based on the principles of the Deloitte methodology, the models and framework allow fire and rescue services to assess current practice by using a self-assessment tool to determine cur…

07-10-21

Lunch & Learn whenever it suits you

In 2021, the NFCC Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) project team introduced Lunch & Learn sessions; inviting a range of different speakers to talk about lived experiences across a host of topics, including neurodiversity, t…

05-10-21

Chief Fire Officer Wayne Bowcock appointed as NFCC Leadership Project Executive

Chief Fire Officer Wayne Bowcock, of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, has been appointed as NFCC Leadership Project Executive. Wayne takes over from previous Leadership Project Executive, Rebecca Bryant, who retired in September. …

05-10-21

Two Equality of Access to Services and Employment consultations are now open

The Equality of Access to Services and Employment for people living with dementia, as well as the Equality of Access to Services and Employment for Emerging Migrant Communities consultations are now open. Both consultations will close on 12 Novembe…

27-09-21

NFCC urges the public not to panic buy or store fuel to reduce risk of injury

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is urging the public not to panic buy or store fuel as areas of the country report shortages. Storing fuel in a car, the workplace or at home can create a fire hazard due to its highly flammable and comb…

27-09-21

NFCC launch free Online Home Fire Safety Check resource

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is delighted to announce the launch of a new Online Home Fire Safety Check (OHFSC) tool, available free of charge to all fire and rescue services (FRSs) in England. The user-friendly resource has been de…

21-09-21

Four new Equality of Access documents available

The NFCC Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Project team is delighted to be able to share four new Equality of Access documents with UK fire and rescue services. The four new documents relate to the following areas of Equality, Diversity and Inclus…

16-09-21

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service in partnership with NFCC awarded £195,840 in a bid to keep businesses safer

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service in partnership with the National Fire Chiefs Council has been awarded £195,840 from the Regulators’ Pioneer Fund (RPF) to help keep businesses safer. As a result of the successful bid, a ‘f…

14-09-21

67 teams to take part in this year's UKRO Festival of Rescue in just a few days time!

There are just a few days to go until this year’s UKRO Festival of Rescue – around the historic and iconic Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides.   Taking place on 17 and 18 of September, the UKRO Challenge – hoste…