Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published its report into Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s effectiveness, efficiency and how well it looks after its people.

The Service has been graded as good at:

  • understanding the risk of fire and other emergencies and responding to fires and other emergencies.
  • making the fire and rescue service affordable now and in the future.

The HMICFRS report also highlighted several areas for improvement, with recommendations, where the Service is already taking action to address.

Chief Fire Officer Jim Wallace said, “We have ourselves recognised the need for improvement to lay the foundation for a stronger Fire and Rescue Service and that is why the Programme for Change, a major review of the entire Service, was initiated. This is looking at all areas of the Fire and Rescue Service and largely our direction of travel is consistent with HMICFRS’ findings. We have already started work on many of the areas for improvement referred to in the report and will continue to look at how we can improve moving forward.”

HMICFRS report (HMICFS website, opens in a new window)