Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

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The Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering the county of Merseyside in north-west England and is the statutory firefighting and rescue service responsible for all 999 fire brigade calls in Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Liverpool and Wirral.

The fire service itself was created in 1974 when the county of Merseyside was established. It was originally administered by the Merseyside County Council. However when this was abolished in 1986, its administration was taken over by the 'Merseyside Fire and Civil Defence Authority' a joint-board of the five Merseyside boroughs.

The authority covers an area of 653 square kilometres and population of 1.4 million. Approximately 1800 staff at a number of administrative centres and at 26 community fire stations which house 42 fire engines. It is managed by three senior fire officers: Anthony Mcguirk - Chief Fire Officer, Michael Hagen - Deputy Chief Fire Officer and Bill Evans - Assistant Chief Fire Officer.

MACC (Mobilising and Communications Centre) Primary function is to accept and process emergency calls for the area of Merseyside. The control room is situated in Derby Road, Bootle. The control room is staffed 24/7 365 days a year. There are four watches: Red, white, Blue and Green and each watch is made up of both male and female staff. They are made up of -
  • 8 Fire control operators
  • 2 Leading fire control operators
  • 1 Senior fire control operator
  • 1 Fire control officer
The calls are received in a variety of ways that include 999, mobile telephone, and other emergency services i.e.

Ambulance Service, Police, Coast Guard, Air Traffic Control, Automatic Fire Alarms and alarm companies

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Merseyside

Shown within England
Geography
Status Metropolitan county &
Ceremonial county
Origin 1974 (Local Government Act 1972)
Region North West England
Area
- Total Ranked 43rd
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Motto
Dieu et mon droit   (French)
"God and my right"
Anthem
No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is "God Save the Queen".
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The Metropolitan Borough of Sefton is a metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England. Its local authority is Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council.
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The Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley is a metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England. It is divided into six areas; Kirkby, Prescot, Huyton, Whiston, Halewood and Cronton.

The main areas are Kirkby, Huyton, and Prescot.
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The Metropolitan Borough of St Helens is a metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England. It is named after its largest town, St Helens, though covers a much wider area which includes the settlements of Newton-le-Willows ,Earlestown, Haydock, Rainhill, Eccleston, Clock Face,
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City of Liverpool
Liverpool skyline, as seen from across the River Mersey

Coat of Arms
Location within England
Coordinates:
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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Wirral is a metropolitan borough in Merseyside, North West England, which occupies the northern part of the Wirral Peninsula, more commonly known as Wirral.
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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1940s  1950s  1960s  - 1970s -  1980s  1990s  2000s
1971 1972 1973 - 1974 - 1975 1976 1977

Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV
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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1950s  1960s  1970s  - 1980s -  1990s  2000s  2010s
1983 1984 1985 - 1986 - 1987 1988 1989

Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI
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Motto
Dieu et mon droit   (French)
"God and my right"
Anthem
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Size 2,334 km²
Population 984,300
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Coverage
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Coverage
Area Cornwall
Size 3,563 km²
Population 519,400
Operations
Formed 1948
HQ Truro
Staff 744
Stations 31

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Coverage
Area County Durham (shire county) & borough of Darlington
Size
Population 519,000
Operations
Formed
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Coverage
Area Cumbria
Size 6,768 km²
Population 498,800
Operations
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Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service area
Coverage
Area Derbyshire, England
Size Approximately 1000 sq.
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Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service area
Coverage
Area Devon and Somerset, excluding Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset
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Coverage
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Size
Population
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Coverage
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Size 1,792 km²
Population 752,900
Operations
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Stations
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