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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service


146 Bolton Road

Swinton, Manchester

M27 8US

Tel: 0161 736 5866

For a FREE Home Safety Check please call:

0800 555 815

Tameside Borough
Borough Commander: Jon Heydon Borough_Commander

Welcome to the Tameside Borough section of the website...

Tameside has a residential population of 213,410, with a population density of 20.7 persons per hectare. The Borough covers 40 square miles centred on the River Tame. Combining a mix of urban and rural landscapes, the area includes historic market towns, a canal network and industrial heritage areas as well as direct motorway links and a 20-minute journey to Manchester Airport.

We have fire stations in the following areas: Ashton-Under-Lyne, Stalybridge, Mossley, and Hyde.

Contact your borough:

If you have a fire - always dial 999.

Generic and school enquiries:
If you have a generic enquiry for your local borough or station you should either call 0161 609 1627 or email Tameside&

Home/business fire safety enquiries:
If your enquiry is in relation to fire safety, e.g. a school visit or a home or business safety check you should call 0161 608 5410.

For a FREE Home Safety Check please call 0800 555 815

Overview of Tameside

  • Tameside has a population of 213,034 (2001 Census).
  • There are 89,981 households with residents.
  • The breakdown on ethnicity in Tameside is 94.6% are White, 0.8% are Mixed Race, 4% are Asian or Asian British, 0.3% are Black or Black British and 0.4% belong to other multi ethnic communities.
  • Tameside was ranked 49th out of 354 in the Indices of Deprivation.
  • 132,200 people (61.9%) in Tameside are of working age. The May 2005 estimate from the Annual Population Survey shows that 77.8% are economically active and 22.2% are economically inactive, most likely due to ill health.
  • 4.6% of the economically active population are unemployed.

  • Jul
    GMFRS invites you to its Emergency Services Day
    GMFRS' annual Emergency Services Open Day will again take place at intu Trafford Centre when firefighters and other staff will be joined by partners showcasing their services.
  • Jul
    Firefighters save public over one billion pounds in one year
    FIREFIGHTERS in Greater Manchester saved the public over one billion pounds last year, according to research showing the impact of emergency responses.
  • Jul
    New air unit will support firefighters at incidents
    GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has launched a new flying AIR Unit to support the work of firefighters at operational incidents.
  • Jun
    Firefighters issue heatwave plea
    WITH a heatwave set to hit Greater Manchester today, firefighters want everyone to enjoy the good weather safely by taking care around open waters and barbecues
  • Jun
    Ramadan 2015
    GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is urging local Muslim communities to take care over the next month as they begin the period of Ramadan.
Last update: 03/06/2015 11:45:48
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