About us

About us

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is one of the largest Fire and Rescue Services outside London with more than 2,100 members of staff and 41 fire stations. We cover an area of approximately 500 square miles and a culturally diverse population of 2.8 million people. 

From modern inner-city developments to traditional mill towns, Greater Manchester is made up of ten very different districts - Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. Our vision is to make Greater Manchester a safer place by being a modern, community focused and influential Fire and Rescue Service.

The fire service is part of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. On a day-to-day basis the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT) are responsible for overseeing the running of the fire service, please see an overview of the management team here.