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

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To view and apply for our latest vacancies please visit

To register your interest in working with us, from volunteering in our communities to working as a firefighter in our emergency response teams, please leave us your details here. If you have any questions or what to find our more please email


About Us

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is one of the largest fire and rescue services in the country, covering nearly 500 square miles, with a population of over 2.6 million people.

We have 41 fire stations, a fire service headquarters, a training and development centre and a technical services centre with around 2,100 staff working together to improve and protect the lives of people living and working in the county.

There are lots of ways you can work with GMFRS to help keep your communities safe:

Responding to emergencies: our operational staff members attend thousands of emergency incidents each year, from house and building fires and road traffic collisions to helping people who find themselves in difficult positions and require specialist skills and equipment to bring them to safety.

Promoting fire safety: we can fit smoke alarms and give people life-saving advice, such as cooking safety tips and help them plan escape routes.  Free visits can be booked direct with us by calling 0800 555 815 or through partner agencies.  We also cover business safety and offer advice and support to help our businesses to stay safe and in line with fire safety regulations. 

Reaching out to our communities: we work closely with members of the community and with various groups across Greater Manchester.  This includes visits to schools and colleges and engaging with specific groups of more vulnerable people to raise awareness of fire safety etc. 


Below is more useful information for those looking to join our team:

Terms and conditions:
We offer generous terms and conditions including access to the Local Government Pension Scheme for all Support Staff and flexible working where appropriate for the role.

Criminal records checks:
Please note that GMFRS may seek a disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau for some roles. This may be a standard or enhanced disclosure depending on the nature of the role. This information will be made clear at the outset of the recruitment process. Please refer to the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy Statement for further information.

Right to work in the UK:
In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all candidates applying for positions with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment and selection process.

Further information on the United Kingdom Government Immigration policy can be found on the website of the appropriate Government Department - Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate.



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