Contact Us

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service


146 Bolton Road

Swinton, Manchester

M27 8US

Tel: 0161 736 5866

For a FREE Safe and Well visit please call:

0800 555 815

Corporate Leadership Team

The Corporate Leadership Team (CLT) are responsible for overseeing the running of the fire service, please see an overview of the management team below:

peter_oreilly.jpgPeter O'Reilly
County Fire Officer and Chief Executive

Peter joined Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service on 1st March 2011 after serving for twenty one years with Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

During his time with NIFRS he served in Belfast as a Firefighter, Junior Officer and District Commander.



Paul Argyle

Paul Argyle
Deputy County Fire Officer

Paul joined GMFRS in 1986 and worked in a range of operational and specialist postings across the county. Since 2001 Paul held a range of supervisory roles, including Health and Safety, Operations and Training, before being promoted to the role of Area Manager Fire Safety in 2004.



Geoff_Harris_small.jpgGeoff Harris
Director of Prevention and Protection

Geoff joined GMFRS in 1985 and has had a number of roles throughout his career. Before being promoted to Assistant Chief Fire Officer in April 2015, he was responsible for implementing the Community Risk Intervention Teams in Salford and Wigan boroughs...



Dave Keelan photo.JPG (1)Dave Keelan
Director of Emergency Response

Since 2008 Dave has worked as a Borough Manager in Manchester, as Head of Prevention and Head of Operational Training for the Service, and is currently leading a team investigating the tragic death of Firefighter Stephen Hunt at an operational incident on Oldham Street in Manchester in July 2013.



Shelley Wright
Director of Corporate Communications

Shelley holds the only board-level communications role in any Fire and Rescue Service in the UK. She took up her post in October 2010 and has delivered a vision to ensure that local people in Greater Manchester have more access to information about the work of GMFRS and, most importantly, to get safety messages into people's homes and businesses, improving and protecting lives through awareness...



FA-Solicitor-ThumbGwynne Williams
Deputy Clerk and Authority Solicitor

Gwynne undertook her training and qualified as a Solicitor in a private practice in 1989. In October 1990 she joined Wigan Council as an in-house solicitor and shortly after began working with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service specialising in the area of Fire Safety...




Andrea Heffernan
Director of Corporate Support

Andrea is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, and prior to joining GMFRS worked for KPMG as an Internal Auditor and for a Home Care Charity in Wakefield before joining GMFRS in 1997 as Business Accountant.  She has  worked in a number of roles within the Finance team until she was appointed as Head of Finance and Technical Services in June 2008. Andrea took up the role of Director of Corporate Support in December 2015.



Last update: 29/06/2016 17:18:03
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