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To: Andy Burnham - Mayor of Greater Manchester

STOP THE PROPOSED CUTS TO GREATER MANCHESTER FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

STOP THE PROPOSED CUTS TO GREATER MANCHESTER FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Scrap plans to close Fire Stations, cut Fire Engines and firefighter numbers within Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service. Invest in our fire service to improve public safety!

Why is this important?

We believe that the proposed cuts will result in a reduced level of Fire and Rescue Service response which risks both public and firefighter safety.

A hundred support staff jobs will be axed, 194 firefighter jobs lost and six fire stations closed across Greater Manchester under the plans.

The number of fire engines would be reduced by nine, from 56 to 47 and the number of firefighters riding on all appliances across the region would reduce from five to four.

Recent local and national incidents have shown the need for a fully resourced and immediately available Fire and Rescue Service in Greater Manchester, public and firefighter safety must come first!

Greater Manchester

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Reasons for signing

  • Increasing population and number of homes... decreasing emergency response teams?! Ludicrous!
  • As a serving Firefighter I know how dangerous these cuts can be. Cuts cost lives !!!
  • One example......Bolton North fire station was built to service the rising population of Bolton North and for the last 25 years never dropped the number of call outs ....In fact they increased.....and this authority want to close it!! Public life's will be in danger, along with firefighters responding later to fire calls.

Updates

2019-04-26 16:30:26 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2019-04-02 16:17:22 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2019-03-28 20:52:35 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-03-28 18:03:47 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-03-28 16:00:36 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-03-28 15:47:34 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-03-28 15:37:17 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-03-28 15:18:36 +0000

10 signatures reached