Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have announced proposals to make significant cuts to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

The Fire Brigades Union condemns these proposals, which include:

  • The removal of 9 fire engines at Manchester Central, Blackley, Heywood, Moss Side, Oldham, Eccles, Salford, Bolton and Gorton
  • The loss of 194 firefighter posts
  • The change of shift system and staffing numbers at 6 stations in Marple, Irlam, Mossley, Ramsbottom, Littleborough and Horwich
  • The change of crewing levels from 5 to 4 firefighters on all fire engines
  • The closure of 6 fire stations to build 3 in Bolton, Manchester and Stockport


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These proposals will only serve to increase risk to Greater Manchester’s communities, firefighters and businesses at a time when there is massive investment into the Greater Manchester area. Greater Manchester covers 493 sq. miles and has 2.8 million residents. Due to recent changes to attendance at incidents where an Automated Fire Alarm (AFA) has been activated, these cuts to the service will not only impact on residents' safety at home, but also their safety at work.

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