Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service covers an area of approximately 496 square miles (1,280 km2). The service has 41 fire stations which until 2006 were organised into three territorial Area Commands (South, East and West), each one with an Area Command Headquarters, based at Stretford, Rochdale and Bolton respectively. When the brigade altered the command area's structure they divided the three area commands from South, East and West to 11 Borough Commands, aligned to the 10 local authorities in the county: Bolton, Bury, Manchester (North/South), Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. The service employs 2,200 personnel, of which 1,200 are frontline firefighters, and 403 non-uniformed support staff.
In an Emergency always CALL 999
We have a number of methods for you to make contact with us but please remember in the event of an emergency NEVER ever call the numbers listed below or your local fire station as they may take too long to answer.
Useful Telephone Numbers
Contact Centre: 0800 555 815
Main Switchboard: 0161 736 5866
Firefighter Recruitment Queries: 0161 608 4146
Business Training Hotline: 0845 608 3388
Petroleum Officer: 0161 608 4196
Fire/Incident/Insurance reports: 0161 608 4242/4346
You can also write to us at:
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
146 Bolton Road
If you have a urgent complaint or message regarding for example a locked fire exit please call us immediately on our main switchboard on 0161 736 5866.