NFCC launch Standard Data Collection Requirements to support Home Fire Safety Visits (HFSVs)

Since NFCC’s launch of the Person Centred Framework, fire and rescue services (FRSs) across the United Kingdom have been adopting the standards and methodologies documented within the Framework. Following this success, a standardised data collection system to support Home Fire…

Four new tools showcasing sector best practice launched by NFCC’s People Programme

National Fire Chiefs Council’s People Programme has launched four new tools to support fire and rescue services in the selection, recruitment, nurturing and growth of diverse talent. The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Hub, Recruitment Hub, Talent Management Toolkit and Coaching…

HWFRS donates equipment and fire appliance to Ukraine

Over the weekend, Hereford & Worcester FRS (HWFRS) contributed to an NFCC initiative to deliver kit and equipment safely and quickly to Ukraine to support the Ukrainian Fire & Rescue Services response to the emerging crisis. Two Service volunteers drove…

UKRAINE International Technical Assistance: equipment checklist – urgent

Following a request to support Ukraine, NFCC have requested that suppliers and providers associated with the wider fire sector scope out what equipment might be available for urgent deployment to Ukraine. The equipment should be fit for purpose and readily…

Taking a proactive approach to Carbon Monoxide prevention throughout 2022

Latest research conducted with UK heating engineers identified a significant increase in the number of dangerous appliances across the nation being installed or poorly maintained due to the repercussions of Covid-19, with many individuals delaying crucial annual servicing. Here Steve…

Dräger secures position on NFCC Emergency Response Equipment framework

Dräger has earned a place on the Emergency Response Equipment and Associated Services Framework agreement C00268, awarded by the NFCC Fire Commercial Transformation Programme along with the lead contracting Authority West Midlands Fire Service. Thermal Imaging Camera equipment supplied by…

National Operational Guidance consultation

The consultation for the National Operational Guidance for Fire control command has now commenced. The consultation will close at midday on Monday, 2 August. Full details of the consultation can be found here. The draft content has been created to…

AFOA mini conference and Z6 ARFF launch at Venari Group on 29 June

The Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) is holding its first mini conference of 2021 at the Holiday Inn, Calderdale, Yorkshire on 29 June, covering updates on the latest guidance from the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and the launch of…

Federation to develop strategy to tackle tomorrow’s risks today

The Fire Sector Federation is developing a strategy to help predict the key evolving fire-safety risks over the next 20 years and link them to action needed now to best mitigate future impacts. Developed in partnership with the National Fire…

Continuing to step up to support our communities

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has released a range of updated risk assessments which will allow firefighters and other staff to continue work on Covid-related activities – while taking on more. And the Cleveland Fire Brigade, UK is ready,…

Debating the future of fire safety for 2021 and beyond

While 2020 presented the social-housing industry with some of its toughest challenges to date, particularly in relation to Covid-19, it also offered significant opportunities for evaluation and improvement, particularly with regard to how fire-safety systems are implemented, managed and maintained…

National Operational Guidance consultation

The consultation for the National Operational Guidance for Fire survival guidance has now commenced. The consultation will close at midday on Friday, 5 February 2021. The document has been created to guide fire-control personnel when providing fire survival guidance to…

UK firefighters to deliver food and medicines, drive ambulances, and retrieve bodies during COVID-19 crisis

UK firefighters will be able to deliver food and medicines, drive ambulances, and retrieve dead bodies during the coronavirus outbreak in an unprecedented agreement between the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), fire chiefs, and Fire and Rescue Employers. For the first…

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