Mental Health: The Five Year Plan
- 08:30 - 16:20
- America Square Conference Centre, London
Geoff Harris joined Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service in 1983 and following initial training spent 7 years based at Broughton fire station, which at the time was one of the busiest in the country. Serving 12 years before finally deciding to climb onto the promotion ladder, he then went on to work in a range of internal departments including Training, Fire Protection, Corporate Support. Progressing on to take charge of all aspects of the fire service in Oldham in 2006. I have served at every level in the organisation from Firefighter to Director and have led a number of major reviews of the organisations structure.
More recently Geoff has been involved in national developments regarding the role of Firefighters and the fire and rescue service in a number of arenas including, Fire Engineering and Technical Standards, amendments to the Firefighter National Occupational Standards and the development of the fire and rescue services role in supporting colleagues in Health. He is currently leading on the implementation of two major DCLG funded projects that will demonstrate the public and social value that fire and rescue services can add to the broader health agenda; and lead many aspects of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s development regarding Public Service Reform.