Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service - Programme for Change

Closes 31 May 2019

Consultation Contents

This consultation covers a number of areas as part of the transformation programme. Each of the areas we are seeking views on, are listed below and where possible background or supporting information is given, to outline how these proposals have been developed.

Before you start responding to this survey, please look at why we have developed these proposals.

Full Outline Business Case can be accessed here

Other areas within the Outline Business Case

There are other parts to the proposals, which are not outlined within this consultation. This includes;

  • Overall improvement to stations and equipment
  • Changes to crewing systems
  • Diversifying the role of the firefighters to enhance their community contribution

These elements of the OBC will be discussed as part of internal staff discussions which are happening in parallel to this public consultation.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service needs to be a flexible, resilient and progressive emergency service that is fit for the future. We believe that these proposals will help us do this.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service sits at the heart of local communities, and in recognition of that, we need to be focused on working in a place-based way to ensure we are making the most of firefighters’ time and to help them serve their communities in a way that is not just efficient but also fulfilling.

This transformation programme is also considering how to improve the culture and leadership of the organisation so that Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is an organisation where people are proud to work.

We want to take a frontline-first approach. The backbone of GMFRS is our firefighters and it is critical that we design a service that fully makes the most of all their skills.

We want to invest in the Service to replace or modernise stations and continue a programme of appliance and equipment improvement so that firefighters have the right skills and best equipment available to protect the public and themselves. 

At the same time, it is also important that the service is efficient and delivers value for money to the public purse. This transformation programme will deliver £12.8m savings within three years.

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Other areas within the Outline Business Case
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About you (Required)
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