Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are coming!

Publish Date: 11/05/2012

Did you know that as a community lesbian, gay and bisexual people are statistically more likely to smoke? Infact nearly half of us do  and 1 in 4 lesbian and bisexual women smoke which puts many of us at a much higher risk of household fires.

To help with any worries you may have about this Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service are running a brand new surgery which will be running every Thursday at the LGF’s community resource centre (Number 5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF) between 6-8pm . There is no need to book an appointment, you can just drop in and talk to one of the colleagues from the fire service.  You can talk to them about any issue you think they can help with.

The first session takes place on the 17th May at 6pm, you  can meet the staff, find out more about the community safety teams, book a home safety check and find out what support the fire service can provide if you are experiencing homophobic hate crime.

There’s More..!

Also on Thursday evenings Greater Manchester Police continue to provide their long standing weekly surgery for the community, providing support and information on hate crime and they are on hand to help with crime prevention both in the home and on the streets. 

As well as this you can pop in and  pick up your copy of ‘I Exist, LGF's guide to  legal rights  for lesbian,gay and bisexual people and our new homophobic hate crime reporting guide plus other resources including outnorthwest and find out more about services including ‘Queer as Smoke’ which can help you if you want to quit smoking.

What Next?

No need to book just come along on Thursday 17th May at 6pm, for further information call 0845 3 303030 or email

Light buffet and refreshments will be provided