GREATER MANCHESTER, England — Fire crews are to be allowed to run to their engines and get dressed in them for the first time in 16 years.
They had previously been ordered only to "briskly walk" after a fireman fell out of a vehicle and died.
Rules are being relaxed in Greater Manchester's nine highest-risk areas to get to incidents faster.
Brigade spokesman Jim Owen said: "This isn't about relaxing safety in any way, but responding quickly."
A third of crews turn out to fires within the target time of 60 seconds. The Fire Brigades Union agreed to the change but said "that's not to be to the detriment of the crews' safety."
John Ogden died in 1996 after he fell out of a moving engine as he put on his kit.
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