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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service


146 Bolton Road

Swinton, Manchester

M27 8US

Tel: 0161 736 5866

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0800 555 815

Working Regionally

The North West Fire and Rescue Management Board

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority appoints eight of the 20 members of the North West Fire and Rescue Management Board. The Board was created in 2004 and comprises representatives from each of the five North West Fire and Rescue Authorities - Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

What is the purpose of the board?
Regional management boards are a key element of the Government's modernisation agenda for the Fire and Rescue Service as set out in the National Framework document for the Service (available from The boards are tasked with meeting Government requirements for Fire and Rescue Authorities to work collaboratively in the following areas:

  • Integration of common and specialist services
  • Effective resilience plans for large scale emergencies
  • Human resource functions
  • Training
  • Regional control centres
  • Procurement

Greater Manchester leads on procurement and resilience.

The Board meets every two months, rotating around each of the constituent authorities.

More information
For more information on the North West Fire and Rescue Management Board, please call the Authority Secretariat on 0161 608 4007.

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Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:48
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