The 999 control service for Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services in the North West of England.
Operating as usual
Today we remember the 22 who sadly lost their lives 5 years ago in the Manchester Arena Bombing. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends.
We will join fire services to observe a minute's silence to mark and International Firefighters Day.
We recognise the dedication of firefighters keeping us safe and the lives lost in doing so. We honour the 33 Ukrainian firefighters lost this year
Even if your child can swim, you must actively supervise them in and around water.
Half of children who drown have some swimming ability
See our advice for helping to stay safe https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/Be-Water-Aware-on-Holiday-
ONGOING | Firefighters are currently tackling a fire on Oil Sites Road in Ellesmere Port.
For more information ➡️ https://orlo.uk/szC4x
Amazing 👏 👏👏
Amazing photo from the convoy as it makes it way on its journey to Poland. 🚒🚒👏👏
💙💛💙💛 Stay safe.
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We're encouraging everyone who can to download what3words - https://orlo.uk/qKcEn If people use the app when reporting incidents it helps us get a more accurate destination for our fire engines.
is free and gives an exact location with a unique three word code.
Wishing all the mums, step mums, grandmothers, sisters, aunties and incredible women who care for us a wonderful Mothers Day ❤ A special thank you to all the wonderful mum's working today 🥰🥰 ❤💙💚
is traumatic for many of us, for many reasons.
To all the people struggling today, we see you, and we send our love and support.
Thank you @acosyreaderdesigns (Instagram) for letting us share your beautiful artwork.
Photos from National Fire Chiefs Council - NFCC's post
Today 18 fire engines - part of a 22-vehicle convoy - packed with 5,000 items of kit & equipment - set off to Poland, to assist firefighters in Ukraine. NFCC Chair says it was a 'humbling experience' following a huge effort from fire services, NFCC, FIRE AID and the industry.
Today marks Team Leader Seonaid Kendall's 35th year anniversary. 28 years of Seonaid's service has been served at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Control Room with the last 7 years at North West Fire Control. Seonaid continues to be a real asset to our NWFC team 🥳🥳
Lots of big smiles at North West Fire Control today as we have had a visit from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Wellbeing Dogs ❤❤ Pawsome Day 🥰🥰
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Our thoughts and hearts are with the people of Ukraine 💙💛
Our thoughts remain with the people of Ukraine 💙💛
We are very busy taking 999 calls for , coordinating crews & passing information to Local Authorities and Police helping to keep our region safe. Please do not drive through flood water and report any fallen trees blocking roads to your Local Authority.
| Another weather warning from the @metoffice is currently in place for strong winds until around 1pm today.
Please be careful if you are travelling around the county today and plan your journeys.
🚙 If you see debris or fallen trees please contact your local highways department
⚡ Ring 105 if you’re having issues with power
🏠 Contact the local council if you’re concerned about a building or structure
The contacts above will be getting lots of calls similar to your own so please remain patient.
If you need us, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service or North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust in an emergency call 999.
is expected to bring very strong winds and heavy snow for the region. Be alert, listen for weather warnings.
• Secure loose items
• Avoid promenades & coastal footpaths
• Never drive through flood water
• Take extra care when driving and be aware of falling debris
Amber weather warnings have been issued tomorrow for strong winds in the region. Please:
▪︎Avoid unnecessary journeys
▪︎Allow extra time
▪︎Slow down and look for debris
Take care and stay safe ❤
Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice – please be prepared! Here are important contact details you may need:
• Electricity North West on 105, but please only call if your query is urgent to help prioritise customers in the most vulnerable circumstances. For more information, please visit www.enwl.co.uk
• For further updates on power cuts, you can visit https://www.enwl.co.uk/powercuts or you can follow Electricity North West on Twitter or Facebook.
• For water supply issues contact United Utilities on 0345 672 3723
• Contact www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it or call 101 if you have concerns about your own safety and well-being, or the safety and well-being of someone you know. If there is an immediate risk to life call 999
• If you wish to report a problem on the county’s roads, please report online via the County Council website - Highways | Cumbria County Council
• If you are open to Cumbria County Council’s Adult Social Care, have care and support needs and these needs cannot be met due to the power outage, please contact Adult Social Care on 0300 303 3589
• Keep up-to-date with the weather at www.metoffice.gov.uk
• For latest traffic and roads information visit www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic
Cumbria Police Electricity North West Cumbria CVS NHS North Cumbria CCG Copeland Borough Council Barrow Borough Council South Lakeland District Council Carlisle City Council Eden District Council Allerdale Borough Council
Want to make a difference? Calm under pressure? Good at communicating and listening? If yes this could be the job for you! There are exciting new opportunities for 999 Control Room Operators at North West Fire Control, visit our website to apply and for further details http://nwfirecontrol.com
Today we wish Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II a very happy . Congratulations 🎉 Thank you for your dedication and service ❤
Her Majesty The Queen acceded to the throne 70 years ago, in 1952. She is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, and the first to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
This portrait, by Ralph Heimans, was commissioned to mark Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and shows The Queen wearing her State dress and robe and standing in the Abbey - the place where she was crowned on 2nd June 1953.
Discover more: www.westminster-abbey.org/abbey-commemorations/royals/elizabeth-ii
Here at North West Fire Control we are taking the time today to grab a brew and a biscuit and encouraging everyone to start a conversation about mental health. Talk, Listen, Change Lives
Happy LGBT History Month! Our rainbow flag is flying high proudly at North West Fire Control ❤🏳️🌈❤
North West Fire Control is currently carrying out a business continuity exercise in collaboration with our colleagues in Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Lancashire Fire and Rescue, Cumbria Fire and Rescue and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services
Happy 200th Birthday HM Coastguards 🥳🥳🥳
We hope you are enjoying this festive time of year, whilst out visiting friends and family please don’t drink/drug drive as it can have fatal consequences
🎅🤶 Our fabulous Control Room and our colleagues at Cheshire Fire and Rescue, Cumbria Fire and Rescue, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue and Lancashire Fire and Rescue will be working hard throughout the festivities helping to keep the region safe ❤🚒❤ Wishing everyone a very merry and peaceful Christmas from all the North West Fire Control ☃️🎉🎄
See and be seen this winter. Clear windows, check indicators and headlamps are clean and working, carry spare bulbs.
More winter driving tips - https://orlo.uk/0Hbxb
Our thoughts are with Steve's family, friends and colleagues at Lancashire Fire and Rescue and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue at this sad time. We send all our love. Rest in peace Steve ❤🚒❤
'Outstanding' Greater Manchester Fire Service officer found dead, aged 49 Flags at all fire stations across two counties have been lowered following the death of Assistant Chief Fire Officer Steve Morgan
Hoax calls cost lives as the stop the Emergency Services going where really needed. Please only call when really needed, we are here to help 🚒🚑🚓
Yesterday we attended to a patient in Lancashire – when the crew got there it turned out to be a hoax call.
Making a 999 call for anything that isn’t a life-threatening or serious emergency puts lives at risk by taking up valuable time and resources and is frustrating for those responding. What may seem like a laugh and a joke can have extremely serious consequences, it’s really important we spread the message to respect the 999 service and only use it when really needed. While our crews are responding to a hoax call, they are unable to respond to those that really need their help.