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Wildfires highlight the vulnerability of the South Pennines

Wildfire at Cragg Vale Low Res

Following the incidents of large damaging wildfires on the moorland above Littleborough, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Cragg Vale over the Bank Holiday weekend the South Pennines Fire Operations Group (FOG) has warned of the danger posed by wildfires, which can strike anywhere in the South Pennines, to endangered [...]

Fire destroys farmhouse in Castleshaw

Higher Castleshaw Farm (Photo:Stuart Coleman©2012)

AN investigation is underway after Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) dealt with a fire at Higher Castleshaw Farm near Delph.

Crews from Oldham, Ashton and Hyde fire stations were called to the two-storey property in Dirty Lane, Castleshaw, at 7.41pm on Wednesday, July, 4. The incident was [...]

Winter Wellbeing for the over 50s

Age Concern Oldham & Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service are working in partnership with Oldham Council, Oldham Credit Union and a whole host of local organisations to hold a week-long event in Oldham Town Centre to help people stay healthy and well throughout the winter months.

The events are aimed principally at the over [...]

Heated exchange over changes to our fire service

Do changes to the service provided by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority (GMFRA) mean that lives in Diggle will be put at risk?

A plan drafted by the fire chiefs in response to cuts of £24 million over the next four years has ignited a row between two local politicians. Saddleworth Parish Councillor Ken [...]