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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

Wigan Borough
Borough Commander: Steve Sheridan Borough_Commander


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

Wigan Borough is geographically the ninth largest metropolitan district in the country, covering 77 square miles and comprises 10 townships. Three quarters of the Borough is made up of green spaces and includes 22 conservation areas, many of which have been transformed from their past mining histories. With an estimated population of 305,400 residents.

We have fire stations in the following areas: Wigan, Hindley, Atherton, Leigh.

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 01942 650127 or email bolton&

Home/business fire safety enquiries:
If your enquiry is in relation to fire safety at home or a business safety check you should call 01204 905110.

For a FREE Home Safety Check please call 0800 555 815


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  • Jun
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    GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has proved to be a true trailblazer when it comes to apprenticeship standards.
Last update: 03/06/2015 11:46:05
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