Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
146 Bolton Road
Tel: 0161 736 5866
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FIREFIGHTERS are due to take industrial action, which means there will be greatly reduced fire cover across the county.
Confirmed dates for strikes are:
24-hour strike from 7am Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The dispute that has led to this is between the Fire Brigades Union and the Government and not Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
But it does mean that we will be responding differently to emergencies.
We have recruited and trained Emergency Fire Crew to provide fire cover - an approach that we have deployed for some time now.
But this will be a reduced service by comparison with our day-to-day service, with fewer engines attending a more limited range of incidents.
We will be prioritising calls and we would urge people only to call us for true emergencies.
Now more than ever you need to think about fire and road safety.
Click on the links below for further information on how to stay safe at home, at work and on the roads.