It’s a challenging time as everyone adapts to the developing situation relating to COVID-19. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service continues to work hard to minimise the impact on our services.
In line with central government and National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC) guidance, and in line with our own business continuity plans, we have taken the following steps:
- We are continuing to respond to emergencies and focus on fire safety where there is risk to life.
- We are only providing Safe and Well advice over the phone to our most vulnerable residents or where there is an urgent threat to life from fire.
- We have scaled back non-emergency work in an attempt to reduce the exposure of our staff to COVID-19 and protect residents from any potential infection risk.
We are doing everything we can to make sure that our frontline firefighters and staff are protected so we can continue to provide an effective service and also to protect the public of Greater Manchester.
With many of us now spending more time at home, it’s important we do all we can to stay safe. We are also sharing information on Facebook and Twitter on how you can stay safe and reduce the risk of fires at home.
We want to reassure the public that we are still an active emergency service and you should continue to always call 999 in an emergency, or contact us through our usual channels.
You can find more information on the pages below.