Covid-19 response: fire services Ready, Willing and Able
National Fire Chiefs Council Chair Roy Wilsher reports on the additional work fire and rescue services are undertaking supporting the response to the pandemic.The current Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world we currently live in; it would have been almost unimaginable at the start of the year to predict the situation we now find ourselves in. I do not recall any of the many pandemic exercises I have been involved in over the years having an inject that included lockdown.The work carried out by the National Fire Chiefs Council has happened at pace and continues to do so. By working closely with the Home Office and other government departments, the unions and employers we are ensuring a single professional voice. NFCC has led on PPE procurement, communication, testing and the production of national guidance across service delivery areas to, to support fire services and reduce pressure locally.
COVID-19 Crisis: emergency services deserve more than just applause & appreciation
The Coronavirus pandemic is one of the biggest public health crisis faced globally, impacting every aspect of our lives. Professor Paresh Wankhade writes that while the nation has been saluting the selfless devotion of frontline staff by clapping and banging drums in the streets, this may not be enough.
COVID-19: Does lockdown pose a greater fire safety risk?
Fire and rescue sector national governance: Effective or not?
FIRE magazine Exclusive Comments - March 2020
This issue of FIRE magazine delves behind the headlines to spark wider debate as FIRE correspondents comment on the need for fire sector leaders to up their game, as well as giving praise for the Fire Service response to the flooding across the UK and calls for a boost in funding from government to support the response.