Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Organisational Information & Structure

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) serves the entire population of Northern Ireland, an area of over 5,500 square miles, with a population of 1.81 million, providing them with a range of fire and rescue services.


Corporate Management Team

Chief Fire & Rescue Officer (Interim) Michael Graham
Assistant Chief Fire & Rescue Officer Paddy Gallagher
Assistant Chief Fire & Rescue Officer (Seconded) Mark Deeney
Assistant Chief Fire & Rescue Officer (Interim) Aidan Jennings
Director of Human Resources (Interim) Elaine Magee
Director of Finance (Seconded) Paula White


Operational Structure

NIFRS is divided into 4 operational Command Areas – Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western. Area Commander, each responsible for one of the 4 Area Commands, manage operational activity on a day to day basis.  The 4 Area Commands are supported by 14 Districts, strategically placed across Northern Ireland and which create a community focus for NIFRS activities. District Command are responsible for the Fire Stations in their District.

There are 68 Fire Stations throughout Northern Ireland serving their local community. The map below shows the locations of NIFRS Area and District Commands and each of the Fire Stations across NI.

NIFRS Headquarters is situated in Lisburn, Co. Antrim and the Learning & Development Centre is currently situated at Boucher Crescent, Belfast.


Covid-19 NIFRS Response

Safety Check

Job Vacancies

Stop Fire

Road Safety