Home > Fire Stories > News

GMFRS spread community spirit all over the world
written by News on the 13th March 2017 at 0:00

BIG THANKS were given by the Asian Development Association Bury (ADAB) following safety and public engagement training with the fire service.

The visit, which included a presentation of the range of services provided by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS), was enjoyed by ADAB and Citizen-British Council workers last week (March 7).

Guests were also able to observe a practical road traffic collision demonstration and try their hand at a car simulator experience.

Taz Zaffar from ADAB said: “Our visitors have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have shared the passion and enthusiasm from Bury with the whole group in London.”

The group was made up of a range of nationalities from around the world and they will now feedback their learning and experiences upon return to their home countries.

Taz said: “The feedback we received has been brilliant and just amazing. Our visitors have said they will take back the information from the day and implement this in their projects.

“The visit to Bury has taught them about community spirit, tolerance and cohesion and how well it can be done.”

Cllr David Acton, Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, added: “This event was a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our strength when it comes to public engagement and our enthusiasm for happy and safe communities is now spreading all over the world.”

ADAB Photo.jpg

 Originally posted at

Similar Stories

GMFRS supports World Suicide Prevention Day Posted on 11th September 2017
GMFRS WOW! community to win top award Posted on 26th November 2014
GMFRS use National Fire Sprinkler Week to push the case for life saving sprinklers Posted on 03rd February 2014
GMFRS at Atherton Carnival Posted on 24th June 2012
GMFRS staff support older people across Greater Manchester Posted on 01st October 2015