Manchester fire service lacks training to react to armed terror attack, says inspector’s report


The inability of Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service (GMFRS) to deploy officers in the event of some terror attacks has been highlighted in a new report into standards in the nation’s fire services.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) found that GMFRS lacked specialist firefighters trained to enter “warm zones” during a terrorist firearms attack to put out fires and extract casualties.

Instead officers would have to be sent in from Merseyside, leading to potentially fatal delays.

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Source: Sky News