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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

Accessibility & Cookies

Making the content accessible to all...

The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service website has been built with the intention of making the content accessible to all our visitors, irrespective of their ability and mindful of an individuals needs. 

We are still in the process of implementing additional functionality that will cater for the various needs of our target audience, but if you are experiencing any problems with our site or would like to suggest accessibility improvements - we would like to know - please contact us using our online form.



All images used within this site, have a text equivalent (ALT tag). The alternative text is displayed if the image cannot be loaded and is used by screen readers.

Plain English

This website has been written in plain English; where possible we have avoided the use of jargon and unnecessarily long sentences.

RSS Feeds from GMFRS

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest headlines and video in one place, as soon as its published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.
In essence, the feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.

The first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications.

The RSS Icon. Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.

If you click on the RSS button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader. Most sites that offer feeds use a similar orange button, but some may just have a normal web link.

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to feeds much easier. For more details on these, please check their websites.

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Usually it is possible to adjust your browser to not accept cookies or to not accept them from a particular site.

All modern browsers provide the ability to change cookie settings. These usually can be found in preferences or options on the browser menu. Below are some links which give some information on changing these settings in some popular browsers.

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Please find accessibility information here.

Last update: 18/05/2018 09:53:54
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