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Public consultation on Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

16 May 2019

Programme for Change represents a major transformation programme with the aim of ensuring the Service has the right resources in the right places, is well-equipped, well-managed, and well-led

There is a recognised need for GMFRS to modernise, and there has been ongoing work for some years to develop the Service to ensure that it is in line with today’s risks.

The new governance arrangements and the election of a Mayor in 2017, who has responsibility for the fire service, has acted as a catalyst to drive this need for transformation forward.

The Business Case for Programme for Change sets out in detail the challenges faced by GMFRS and the proposals for how the Service might look in the future.

This consultation is the public's opportunity to contribute their views on some of the content of the business case, including:

  • Proposal to consolidate six fire stations into three brand new, state-of-the-art community fire stations in Bolton, Manchester and Stockport
  • Proposal to manage a fleet of fire engines, whilst ensuring that we still have a response time that is faster than the national average

Take part in the survey