Greater Manchester's Fire Plan

Closed 26 Mar 2021

Opened 26 Feb 2021


The Fire Plan is the overarching strategy for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) for the next four years.

The Plan looks at how the Service:

  • plans to provide a timely, safe and effective response, reduce risks of fires and other emergencies and protect the built environment
  • plans to use resources sustainably and provide the best value to the people of Greater Manchester
  • commits to building on and developing a culture of excellence, equality and inclusivity.

Embedded within each of these key areas is an overarching priority to integrate the planning and delivery of services with partners, supporting the place-based approach to public sector reform enshrined in the Greater Manchester Strategy.

The Fire Plan has been written by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham and the Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, Bev Hughes, in collaboration with the Chief Fire Officer, Dave Russel. The Plan outlines five key priority areas, each with a set of commitments.

In response to the Fire Plan, GMFRS will produce a delivery plan. This will be updated annually to adapt to changing risks, and will be underpinned by an outcomes framework.

The delivery plan will provide more detail regarding the allocation of resources in response to identified risks and priorities. Together these documents will constitute the Service’s Integrated Risk Management Plan.

Why your views matter

We’ve been working with partners and stakeholders across Greater Manchester to develop five key strategic priorities, each with a set of commitments. Embedded within each of these five key areas is an overarching priority to integrate the planning and delivery of services with partners.

Now, we want to know what you think. Your feedback will help shape the strategic priorities for GMFRS and its commitments to the people of Greater Manchester.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Fire safety