The National Fire Chiefs Council’s inaugural Data Conference – Data Intelligence: Shaping the Future for Fire – was recently held in Liverpool. Two days packed full of engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking sessions, highlighting how data is being used both across the fire sector and everyday life to shape how leaders make transformational decisions.

The conference followed much closer working between the NFCC, Home Office and HMICFRS in this important area including collaborating on a Home Office led project to procure a National Fire Data Collection System (NFDCS) that will initially prioritise the scope of the datasets currently captured by the national Incident Recording System (IRS).

The ambition of the project is to consolidate, standardise and improve the collection of incident data in the first instance, followed by a transformation phase expanding the scope of the system to collect other national level fire datasets in areas such as prevention, protection, and workforce.


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