Fire Plan

Greater Manchester’s first Fire Plan outlines the work GMFRS will undertake to help make our city-region safe. The plan includes six priorities and a number of commitments to residents, businesses and partners across Greater Manchester.

The Plan has been written by Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Dave Russel, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, and Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, Bev Hughes.

In addition to the Fire Plan, Annual Delivery Plans for the Service outline exactly how the commitments in the Fire Plan will be delivered. Together, the two plans fulfil the Service’s statutory duty to produce an Integrated Risk Management Plan.  

Fire Plan 2021-25

Fire Plan - Front Cover

GMFRS Fire Plan 2021-25 (PDF, 1.7MB)

Annual Delivery Plans 2021-2025

Annual Delivery Plan 2022-2023

Front cover of annual delivery plan 2022-23 showing firefighter working with police and ambulance service

GMFRS Annual Delivery Plan 2022-23 (PDF, 9MB)

View Annual Delivery Plan 2022-23 - Plan On A Page (medium JPG)

Download Annual Delivery Plan 2022-23 - Plan On A Page (large JPG)

Annual Delivery Plan 2022-23 - Plan On A Page (HTML)

Strategic Assessment of Risk (SAoR) 2022-23 (Guidance) (Word, 21MB)

We are aware that there are documents in this section that are not fully accessible. We are investigating whether we can make them accessible and aim to complete this work by 30 July 2022.

Annual Delivery Plan 2021-2022

Annual Delivery Plan - Front Cover

GMFRS Annual Delivery Plan 2021-22 (PDF, 7.7MB)

Measuring Progress Q1 2021-22 (MS Word, 7MB)

Measuring Progress Q2 2021-22 (MS Word, 10MB)

Measuring Progress Q3 2021-22 (MS Word, 10MB)

The Fire Plan addresses the impact of major incidents such as the Manchester Arena attack in 2017, the Saddleworth Moor fire in 2018 and, more recently, widespread flooding in south Manchester and Stockport, as well as the 2019 Cube fire in Bolton.

The priorities making up the plan include:

  • Providing a fast, safe and effective service
  • Helping people to reduce the risk of fires and other emergencies
  • Helping protect the built environment
  • Using resources sustainably while delivering the most value
  • Developing a culture of excellence, equality and inclusivity
  • Integrating services in every locality with those of partner agencies.

As the Fire Plan outlines, GMFRS will continue to identify risks to understand where to locate the workforce, while continuing to carry out joint planning and training alongside other agencies to prepare for large-scale and complex emergencies.

The Fire Plan also forms part the wider Greater Manchester Strategy, which aims to make the city-region one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old. GMFRS will integrate working with partners across the city-region to enable this ambition.

Greater Manchester Strategy (external website)

Estates Improvements Programme - launched autumn 2021

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