SOLIDARITY and an understanding of hate crime were shown
when the Manchester team got involved at an event at Longsight
Firefighters, officers and community safety staff went to an
event as part of Hate Crime Awareness week to show their support to
residents who are raising awareness of the issue and aiming to
stamp it out.
Community Safety Advisor Julie Roberts, based at Moss Side Fire
Station, said: "The main purpose of the event is to promote the
awareness of hate crime and increase reporting.
"We also provided details of relevant contact numbers of who to
report hate crime to and to try and ensure that Manchester
residents feel more confident in reporting hate crime.
"After hearing how residents can report hate crime, everyone
there could meet staff from the partnering organisations.
"Red Watch from Gorton Fire Station were asked to deliver a
Hearstart training session to a group of people at the event -
where they teach people to give life-saving CPR.
"I was there with Moss Side Station Manager Phil Nelson offering
people Home Safety Checks and discussed with social landlords and
the council the possibility of joint visits to make vulnerable
It is vital for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service to be
involved in events like this as people use fire as a weapon to
intimidate and commit criminal acts against others.
Manchester City Council Central Neigbourhood Delivery Team and
Greater Manchester Police put the event at Longsight Library on
with the help of partner agencies - Greater Manchester Fire &
Rescue Service, The Roby, Victim Support and local registered