GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has submitted plans for a state-of-the-art training centre and community hub in Bury.
The centre in Wellington Street will breathe new life into a 10-acre area of land that has been empty for some time.
GMFRS has been working with Kier Northern and Paragon to design the centre and, if approved, it is hoped the new site will be open in 2015.
Chief Fire Officer Steve McGuirk said: "We're investing in the area now to make long-term savings and we're confident that this investment will not only provide the very best in realistic, scenario-based training and development for our staff but also a fantastic community facility that local people can use to learn more about the dangers of fire and other incidents we attend.
"Having reduced fires by more than 40 per cent in the past eight
years, it's more important than ever for GMFRS to provide the very
best facilities for firefighters to train for incidents to protect
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