Annual Delivery Plan 2023 (HTML version)

Annual Delivery Plan 2023-24

  • Our Mission: Protecting communities, working together, saving lives
  • Our Vision: A modern, flexible, resilient fire and rescue service
  • Our Values: Excellence, Honesty, Inclusive, Professionalism In Our Role, and Respect

Priority 1: Provide a fast, safe, and effective response:

  • Consult upon recommendations from our fire cover and special appliances review and implement agreed recommendations.
  • Review our call handling arrangements and begin to implement recommendations.
  • Replace six fire engines with new ones.
  • Implement new operating model to manage contaminants in the operational environment.
  • Develop and implement a new Fitness Framework and invest in station-based gym equipment.
  • Implement an Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

Priority 2: Help people reduce the risk of fires and other emergencies:

  • Develop and implement a Prevention and Protection digital programme.
  • Implement an adult Fire-setters programme.
  • Implement a Fire Cadets scheme.
  • Adopt the National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC) Early Intervention Implementation Framework.
  • Adopt the NFCC Staywise programme.

Priority 3: Help protect the built environment

  • Implement and deliver new requirements under the Building Safety Act and Fire Safety Regulations.
  • Develop and expand our fire safety training capability.
  • Continue to implement recommendations from the Grenfell Inquiry and The Cube report.

Priority 4: Use resources sustainably and deliver the most value

  • Deliver the financial efficiencies of £0.712 million.
  • Introduce 13 electric and two hybrid non-emergency vehicles.
  • Continue to implement an intranet for GMFRS.
  • Complete building works at Littleborough fire station.
  • Start building new fire stations at Blackley, Whitefield and Stockport.
  • Invest £3.2 million refreshing our fire stations
  • Complete carbon reduction schemes at five fire stations.

Priority 5: Develop a culture of excellence, equality, and inclusivity

  • Implement a new Volunteering Strategy.
  • Refresh our Firefighter Recruitment and Attraction Strategy.
  • Extend the Leadership Development Programme.
  • Continue to embed the NFCC Core Code of Ethics.
  • Implement the Wellbeing and Occupational Health Strategy and Framework.
  • Implement the Organisational Learning Framework and system.
  • Deliver the British Firefighter Challenge.
  • Implement an approach to capture customer feedback.

Priority 6: Integrate our services in every locality with those of partner agencies

  • Implement the fire station community pathways project.
  • Implement an integrated place-based working ‘What Works Forum’.
  • Embed and evaluate Place-Based Plans.
  • Continue to enhance blue light service collaboration.
  • Prepare for the Serious Violence Duty legislative changes.