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NFCC expresses shock at evidence presented during Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 2

Evidence that emerged during the opening days of the second phase of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has been met with shock and anger by the chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC). The NFCC believes that the evidence presented during the first three days of Phase 2 shows a...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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“‘Unanswered’ call for justice two years after Grenfell Tower tragedy” states FBU

It has been two years since the start of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, but no findings have yet been published, with the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) saying the Government has ‘utterly failed’ in not addressing fire safety concerns.   Matt Wrack, general secretary of the...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Government unveils new Fire Standards Board to oversee Fire and Rescue Services

Addressing the Local Government Association’s Fire Commission, Nick Hurd (the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service) has announced a new approach to improve professional standards for Fire and Rescue Services across England. While some professional standards currently exist...
Posted On 31 May 2018
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Policing and Fire Minister orders Fire and Rescue Authorities to curb practice of “boomerang bosses”

Nick Hurd, Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, has unveiled new rules designed to crack down on the employment of ‘boomerang bosses’ in England’s Fire and Rescue Services. The practice has seen senior fire officers retire from their post only to be re-appointed almost...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018