Emergency Services

The Greater Manchester Resilience Forum maintains an effective emergency response by directing and supporting close working partnerships between Police, Fire, Health Services, Local Authorities and the Environment Agency who work together to plan for major incidents such as train derailments, floods, chemical leaks and terrorist attacks. The Greater Manchester Resilience Forum ensures that when we do have to react to a major incident, our response will be well rehearsed and inline with our contingency plans.

Emergency Services

British Transport Police

British Transport Police is the specialist, national police service for Britain’s railways. BTP deals with major and minor crime, disorder and incidents, and covers the rail system in England, Wales and Scotland, including London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, the Glasgow Subway and the Midland Metro and Croydon Tramlink systems. The North Western Area of British Transport Police covers the National Rail system throughout the north west from Stoke to the Scottish border. It employs 269 police officers, 34 Police Community Support Officers, five Special Constables and 55 support staff.

To report a crime dial 0800 40 50 40 – in an emergency always call 999


Emergency Services

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is the largest Fire and Rescue Service outside London with over 2,500 members of staff and 41 fire stations. We cover an area of approximately 500 square miles and a culturally diverse population of 2.5 million people.

From modern inner city developments to traditional mill towns, Greater Manchester is made up of ten very different districts - Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. Our vision is to make Greater Manchester a safer place by being a modern, community focused and influential Fire and Rescue Service.


Emergency Services

Greater Manchester Police

Calls to GMP may be recorded to assist us in fighting crime and protecting people.

In an emergency you should dial 999.

"It's an emergency if a crime is being committed or has just been witnessed, there is a risk of injury, or a risk of serious damage to property."


0161 872 5050 to report a non-emergency incident or make a general enquiry.


If you need advice click on 'Ask The Police' via the Contact Us menu"

For any other type of non-emergency incident click here to find your local police station.


Please select a topic from 'GMP Contacts' which is GMP's preferred method of contact when using e-mails.  This section provides some topics which you may find helpful, alternatively use the feedback form to send us a message. 

Please do not use this facility to report crimes or enquire on outstanding crimes.  Please phone 0161 872 5050 with details.

Emergency Services

North West Ambulance Service

North West Ambulance Service is the biggest ambulance service in the country providing 24 hour, 365 days a year accident and emergency services to those in need of emergency medical treatment. We also provide patient transport services for those patients who require transport to hospital and who are unable to travel to hospital because of their medical condition or clinical need.

Alongside the other emergency services we ensure the safety of the public and treatment of patients in the event of a major medical emergency. We also play an important role in advising patients and the public about staying safe and healthy.
We work in partnership with other services and volunteers to provide urgent and emergency care across the whole of the North West.

Emergency Services

Mountain Rescue

The mountain and cave rescue service in the UK is the responsibility of the police, under their obligation to 'protect life and property'. Teams – and the Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) – are called out through the 999 system, and work with the police, ambulance or fire service according to the nature of the incident. They frequently work with the RAF Search & Rescue (RAF SAR) and increasingly with the various air ambulances. Incidents on sea cliffs are coordinated by HM Coastguard although in some areas joint arrangements are in place. Teams are gathered into eight regional organizations according to their geographical area of operation. These, in turn, are members of Mountain Rescue England and Wales, the national coordinating body for mountain rescue in England and Wales alongside the British Cave Rescue Council, the NSARDA, the Association of Chief Police Officers, HM Coastguard, RAF SAR, Ofcom, the Fire Service Inspectorate, The Sports Council and the Association of Chief Ambulance Officers.