The Mayor, as Fire Commissioner, is planning to put in place a Fire Plan that sets out the strategic priorities for the fire and rescue service, alongside a new Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) that will identify the risks facing Greater Manchester and how the fire service will prepare for and respond to them. Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, work was underway to prepare the Mayor’s Fire Plan, with an ambition to launch it in the summer.
Following some initial consultation with partners in local authorities, the production of this new Fire Plan has now been put on hold as the fire service adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In accordance with guidance from the Home Office, the Mayor is extending the current IRMP until we are in a position to produce and consult on the new Fire Plan.
Obviously a great deal has changed since the production of the current IRMP, primarily through the proposals agreed in the Programme for Change. Work continues to implement the changes agreed through the programme that will give us a fire and rescue service that’s fit for the future.
Further updates will be provided in due course.