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13-01-22

NFCC welcomes the Government announcement on building safety

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has welcomed the announcements by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, as an encouraging step towards fixing the cladding crisis and improving building safety. On M…

13-01-22

Another Fire Standard consultation is now live

The Emergency Preparedness and Resilience Fire Standard is now open for consultation, closing 21 February 2022.  The development of the Emergency Preparedness and Resilience Fire Standard has been coordinated by the NFCC, working together…

07-01-22

An amazing half a million C19 vaccinations given by fire and rescue services staff

More than half a million COVID-19 vaccinations have been given by fire and rescue services staff. This amazing figure now stands at 510,540 – showing just how ready, willing and able fire services are to step up at short notice. T…

31-12-21

Congratulations to all those recognised in the New Year Honours list! 

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council has congratulated all those who have been recognised in the New Year Honours list, which has been announced today.  I am delighted that we continue to see people from fire and rescue se…

30-12-21

Lancashire Fire and Rescue delivered more than 1000 vaccinations in just five days

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is continuing to support its partners - and the community- as the fight against COVID-19 continues. The service has been supporting the vaccination programme for 12 months. And in mid-December, their NHS coll…

28-12-21

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is once again stepping up to help in the fight against COVID-19!

Since the very beginning of the pandemic, operational and support staff across Merseyside Fire And Rescue Service have been working to support partner organisations in communities across Merseyside, through activity such as delivering prescriptions…

23-12-21

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service praised by health officials for supporting the vaccination effort

Health officials have praised a North East Fire and Rescue Service after they helped set up a vaccination centre in a matter of days. Millions of residents across the UK have been invited to receive their Coronavirus booster vaccination in the…

22-12-21

Kent Fire and Rescue Service supporting the vaccination programme

Throughout the pandemic, everyone at Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has been proud to support our blue light partners, NHS colleagues, local councils and community organisations. People from across KFRS have volunteered to offer their ser…

20-12-21

Implementation Tools now available for all Fire Standards 

Following the launch of an Implementation Tool for both the Prevention and Protection Fire Standard, the Fire Standards Board are delighted to publish six further tools covering each of the previously published Fire Standards.  …

17-12-21

NFCC 'disappointed' at one year government finance settlement but welcomes increase in core spending power

Responding to yesterday's provisional local government finance settlement (2022 to 2023), the National Fire Chiefs Council has voiced its disappointment it is a one-year settlement, rather than the anticipated three-year deal. Fire and rescue …