Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service News

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service firefighters provide help to local communities in snowy weather

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service firefighters clearing the snowy terrains to make travel easier Firefighters from across Wigan visited the elderly shovelling away the snow to clear car windscreens and paths. Fire crews from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service have been venturing into their local communities helping neighbours to stay safe in the snowy weather, as well as put big smiles on lots of faces. Firefighters from across Wigan visited the elderly...

UK fire and rescue services seize thousands of Illegal fireworks

Illegal fireworks seized by joint operation between GMFRS and MFRS Joint operation between Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services seized thousands of illegal fireworks. Thousands of illegal fireworks have been seized following a major joint operation between Greater Manchester and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services, the Police and Trading Standards. The haul, thought to originate from Spain, was removed from premises in Bury New R...

Improved health brings a drop in firefighters' accidents and sickness

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is now saving almost £250,000 in lost shifts  Improvements on health and fitness reduces accidents and sickness across the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.Firefighters in Greater Manchester are fitter and healthier thanks to a huge focus on reducing accidents and sickness across the Service. And thanks to the improvements Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is now saving almost £250,000 in lost shift...

CCTV technology uncovers fraudulent claims

Councillor Paul Shannon, Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire Authority Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service revealed how it successfully scuppered two fake claims from fraudulent drivers after installing CCTV to their vehicles. Fire chiefs in Greater Manchester issued a warning shot to people trying to make bogus claims against them after two motorists were caught out using CCTV technology. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service revealed how it successfully scupper...

Manchester crews tackle industrial unit fires

Meadowcrift Mill drowned in fire was attended by four fire crew from Rcohdale, Bury, and Heywood. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service recently battled the fire at a mill in Rochdale. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service recently tackled an inferno at a mill in Rochdale, underscoring the importance of having regular fire risk assessments in commercial premises.The incident at Meadowcrift Mill in the Bamford area, which involved the roof void of the single storey i...

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service clarifies invalid press statements

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is actually waiting for the findings of the undergoing reviews Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has clarified that it has no future plans of making 'compulsory redundancies' and 'closing fire stations'.There are currently reports that Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is planning to make 'compulsory redundancies' and considering 'closing fire stations'. Contrary to these reports, at this time there ar...

FBU wins ground-breaking victory over firefigher's unjust dismissal

Support of FBU lead Mr Bennett'scase towards victory The Fire Brigades Union and Thompsons Solicitors have secured a ground-breaking victory for firefighter Christopher Bennett after he was sacked for sending an email to colleagues about the fire service's insistence that he used a chair that was injuring his back on nightshifts at work. The Tribunal found that his right to freedom of expression under the Human Rights Act had been breached and that his dismissal was unfa...

Greater Manchester's award-winning fire and rescue service will cost tax payers £1 per week

The fire and rescue service in Manchester will cost tax payers £1 per week this year A pound a week - that's how much on average Greater Manchester's award-winning Fire and Rescue Service will cost local taxpayers this year, following the release of this year's Fire Authority budget proposals. A report to the Authority's Joint Policy and Finance Committee recommends that the increase in the level of Council Tax Precept this year is limited to just 2.5%, its lo...

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