Information regarding Hoax Calls

Hoax calls appeal
Crew Manager Janet MillsHoax calls can cost lives! Help us catch the culprits by listening to the sound clips below to see if you recognise who might be behind the malicious calls.

Janet Mills (pictured) is a Crew Manager in our 999 Control Centre based at our Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Headquarters in Swinton. Janet and her colleagues have to deal with hoax calls everyday and are aware of how potentially dangerous they can be as they tie up our fire engines when they could be going to real emergencies.

Hoax calls to the emergency services are against the law. In Greater Manchester we record and trace all calls and they can be used as evidence. With the help of Janet we will be updating this page each month with different sound clips of real hoax call offenders who have not yet been caught.

Remember…The maximum penalty for hoax calls offences is imprisonment for up to six months and a fine of £5,000.

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