A shocking statistic shows 89 firefighters were attacked in the 11 months of 2017, the figure last year was 51.
Attacks on firefighters at a national level was 750.
Because of the rise in attacks firefighters are now wearing body worn CCTV cameras to catch offenders.
GMFRS (Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service) released the figures as part of its support on Assaults for emergency workers bill, it is hoped that this new private members bill will introduce new sentencing and powers to be able to take body samples from suspects.
”Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Beverley Hughes, said: “To have our hard-working GMFRS crews attacked almost 90 times in 11 months is dreadful – it endangers lives, frustrates firefighters and prevents our Fire and Rescue Service from properly doing its job.
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