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Colleague recognition event at Wigan

Written by RSS Poster News on the 06th February 2018 at 0:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Wigan Red Watch Crew Manager, Martin Pike has been recognised for his actions at a rescue from height incident on November 13, 2017 at Pagefield Mill, Wigan where he brought a woman to safety. On arrival, Martin observed a young female stood at the top of a four storey mill threatening to take her own life. Martin proceeded to enter the mill and made his way to the roof via the stairs where the young female was. After 20 minutes, he managed to convince the 15-year-old to step away from the edge...
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New fire recruits benefit from psychological resilience training

Written by RSS Poster News on the 01st February 2018 at 0:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s (GMFRS) newest fire recruits have today (Thursday, February 1) taken part in a series of wellbeing and resilience sessions, to coincide with national #TimeToTalk Day. As part of their induction into the role of a Firefighter, the recruits’ training, coinciding with the national campaign, has given them a better awareness and understanding of mental health and the support available. The service is committed to offering this support, which forms...
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Event marks success of fire and mental health partnership

Written by RSS Poster News on the 25th January 2018 at 0:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has been working in partnership with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (PCFT) since 2013 to reduce the risk of fire for people living with mental health needs and to improve fire safety awareness and practice within PCFT. To celebrate the partnership and it’s achievements to date; and to promote this as good practice, an event was held on Monday, January 22 called ‘It’s Time to Care About Fire’, attended but more than 80 people from health,...
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Fire investigation concludes Christie blaze was caused by hot works on the roof

Written by RSS Poster News on the 17th January 2018 at 0:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

AN investigation by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has found that a blaze on the site of The Christie hospital last year was caused by welding works taking place on the roof. Dozens of fire engines from across Greater Manchester tackled a large fire at the hospital’s Paterson building on Wilmslow Road on April 26, 2017. The building is leased to the University of Manchester and is the headquarters of the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute where globally renowned research...
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Prince's Trust Team Programme recruitment

Written by RSS Poster News on the 10th January 2018 at 0:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are currently recruiting for future Prince’s Trust Courses. The free programme gives young people the opportunity to gain qualifications, meet new people and be part of an amazing experience during the 12-week course. You’ll be part of a team of young people who will gain careers advice, work placements, and take part in a series of community based projects which often include a trip to another part of the country for a few days. You will also have...
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Reassurance given to residents affected by apartment block fire

Written by RSS Poster News on the 03rd January 2018 at 0:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and Manchester City Council are working with the building owners of the Lighthouse Apartments to provide reassurance to residents following an apartment fire in the heart of the city’s Northern Quarter.  More than 50 firefighters responded to the incident which broke out at 4pm on Saturday, December 30 at a high rise building in Joiner Street, Manchester. Crews responded quickly to the incident and tackled the blaze which started in the open...
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Santa comes to town for Children's Burns Camp

Written by RSS Poster News on the 22nd December 2017 at 0:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

CHRISTMAS came early at Manchester Central Fire Station as the Burns Camp Christmas Party came to town. Children who attend the Burns Camp are invited to the festive extravaganza every year and 2017 proved to be the biggest and best party yet. The camps, which take place each summer, are an opportunity for children who have been injured in fires to make friends with children who have similar injuries. Firefighters, staff from Manchester Children’s Burns Unit along with other volunteers,...
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Local community reassured by GMFRS

Written by RSS Poster News on the 20th December 2017 at 0:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

RESIDENTS across Salford are receiving reassurance from fire safety staff following the tragic house fire on Jackson Street. Firefighters, community safety advisors and volunteers from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, along with staff from Salford City Council, City West Housing and Victim Support, are out in force Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The teams are giving fire safety advice and offering Safe and Well visits, fitting smoke alarms and helping people stay safe in their homes. Bev...
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Schoolchildren take part in official opening of Wigan Community Fire and Ambulance Station

Written by RSS Poster News on the 19th December 2017 at 0:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

WIGAN Community Fire and Ambulance Station has officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony taking place at the brand new joint station in Robin Park Road.  Yesterday (Monday, December 18, 2017) Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) were joined by local schoolchildren to celebrate the occasion along with special guests, including Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester Bev Hughes.  Firefighters...
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GMFRS recruits' successful fundraising!

Written by RSS Poster News on the 05th December 2017 at 0:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) latest recruits set themselves a real challenge last weekend – by fundraising a huge amount of money for Fire Fighters Charity. On Saturday, December 2, trainee firefighters completed a 5k walk wearing a full fire kit and breathing apparatus, raising an incredible £2,735 for the charity.  The recruits spent the day walking to different parts of the City Centre, from Piccadilly Gardens to Deansgate, St Ann’s Square and then all the way back...
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