Twelve days of Christmas

Message from Chief

Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling takes a look back at our most significant moments during 2014. 

This video shows footage of the biggest incidents attended by firefighters, as well as the charity work undertaken by the service and community events hosted.  Watch now.

Twelve Days of Christmas

On-call firefighter vacancies

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We are currently accepting applications for on-call firefighters in Slaithwaite, Featherstone, Mirfield, Ilkley, Otley, Silsden and Mytholmroyd. The closing date for applications is 15 December 2014.

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A song to save lives

A moving song has been recorded to promote road safety and highlight the tragic consequences of drink driving in the run up to Christmas.

The song, which is launched today as part of a drink driving campaign across Kirklees, aims to make people stop and think of the devastating effects of losing a loved one on the roads.

Watch now...

A song to save lives

Emergency Fire Crew Vacancies

We are inviting further applications to bolster our on-going contingency plans to help keep the communities of West Yorkshire safe in the event of further strikes by Firefighters.

Can you support your Fire Service and the communities of West Yorkshire in challenging circumstances?

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  • 10 Dec

    'Pick up' some fire safety advice on the buses!

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is delivering safety messages with the help of First buses! A range of hard-hitting graphics and slogans promoting safety whilst cooking and driving...

  • 10 Dec

    Don't let your Christmas go up in a puff of smoke!

    E-cigarettes may well be a popular item on Christmas wish lists this year with an estimated 2.1 million Britons using them.  However, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has had 8...

  • 10 Dec

    Firefighter strike comes to close with no major incidents across West Yorkshire

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has experienced no major incidents during the 24 hrs national firefighter strike. As the strike came to a close at 0900 hrs today we had mobilised...

  • 9 Dec

    Gales expected during firefighter strike!

    The first eight hours of firefighter strike have proved to be fairly quiet for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS). However, we are mindful that severe gales are forecast to hit the...