Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
146 Bolton Road
Tel: 0161 736 5866
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Contrary to popular belief, our firefighters don't spend all of their time racing from one raging inferno to another. Yes, a key part of their role is to respond to emergencies - and that role is life saving and must never be forgotten. But the emergencies they deal with aren't just limited to house fires. They attend road, rail and air traffic accidents, clean up chemical spills and floods, and defend against acts of terrorism too.
They also spend a great deal of time promoting fire safety within the community. One of the simplest but perhaps the most effective ways of doing that is by carrying out Safe and Well visits, which includes advising people on their escape routes.
In 2013/14 over 60,000 Safe and Well visits were carried out by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and our partners. We aim to have at least one working smoke alarm in every home in Greater Manchester.
We carry out building inspections to ensure that businesses are meeting their fire safety regulations. And we do presentations in schools to raise awareness of fire safety and highlight the dangers of things like fireworks and matches.
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