Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service clarifies invalid press statements
Published on 8 September 2010
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has clarified that it has no future plans of making 'compulsory redundancies' and 'closing fire stations'.
Statement from County Fire Officer Steve McGuirk:
"For Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, like many other public sector organisations, there remains a great deal of uncertainty. Whilst there are a number of reviews being carried out on behalf of the Government that could have significant implications for us, we have been preparing ourselves for their potential impact.
The role of the Fire and Rescue Service has changed significantly over years, from one only seen by the public in emergencies, to one that now also plays a very visible and important part in all areas of public safety. We have proven that we can adapt and change as the publics needs change, whilst keeping their safety our key priority and remaining a Service that the public can depend on and be proud of. That ability to change as circumstances change will stand us in good stead as we face this uncertain future."
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