STOCKPORT residents are safer thanks to a partnership between Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and Stockport Homes Ltd (SHL).
Both organisations have pledged to improve fire safety by working together to keep residents living in SHL properties safer.
SHL staff will receive fire safety training from colleagues in GMFRS and have agreed to point individuals who need the help of the fire service in the direction of GMFRS.
Stockport Borough Manager Jon Heydon said: "Our goal is to protect and improve the quality of life for people living in the communities we serve.
"This partnership will build on the successful work we have already achieved by working with SHL. This agreement is part of our commitment to continually improve services locally.
Helen McHale Chief executive of SHL said: "We are delighted to be renewing this partnership agreement as we are committed to improving the quality of life for our customers and the environment in which they live."
"The Home Safety Checks carried out by GMFRS will help to ensure that the people we work with continue to live safely at home."