• Age UK supports Cherished Campaign

    Keeping older people safe

    Age UK has lent its “wholehearted” support to our Cherished Campaign – preventing winter deaths of older people.

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    Age UK supports Cherished Campaign - Keeping older people safe
  • Fire Service campaign

    We are calling on communities to help keep older people safe this winter with our October campaign, called Cherished.

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    Fire service campaign
  • Pilot scheme given go-ahead

    Saving lives in rural communities

    West Yorkshire Fire Authority has approved a pilot scheme which will see retained firefighters living in rural areas attending medical emergencies as Emergency First Responders.

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    Pilot scheme given go-ahead
  • The law is changing for landlords

    Are you ready?

    Fresh legislation, set to come in on October 1, 2015, means new responsibilities for private sector landlords.

    Click here to read guidance for landlords in preparation for the forthcoming legislation (The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015).


    The law is changing on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms 2015
  • Retired firefighter wins national award

    For courage

    Retired Assistant District Commander for Bradford Pete Lau has won a coveted Spirit of Fire Award for courage shown after a cycling accident left him in a wheelchair.

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    Picture courtesy of Spirit of Fire.

    Retired firefighter wins national award
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  • 08 Oct

    Age UK supports Fire Service’s Cherished campaign

    Age UK has shown its support for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Cherished campaign, keeping older people safe in the home this winter. Crews from Rastrick Fire Station recently…

  • 06 Oct

    Retired firefighter wins coveted national award for courage

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is delighted that former Assistant District Commander for Bradford, Pete Lau, has won a national Spirit of Fire Award. Pete picked up the…

  • 05 Oct

    Council invests in fire safety for sheltered housing

    Leeds City Council is investing £1.4m million in new fire safety systems for some of the city’s most vulnerable residents. Sprinklers systems will be retro-fitted to five sheltered housing complexes….

  • 01 Oct

    Cherished campaign launches today!

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) today launches the ‘Cherished’ campaign, calling on communities to look out for vulnerable elderly neighbours, relatives and friends throughout the winter months ahead….

  • 22 Sep

    Ensuring fire safety in diverse communities

    A conference looking to share knowledge and explore engaging with diverse businesses to encourage them to make fire safety laws a top priority has been held. West Yorkshire Fire &…

  • 14 Sep

    Freshers Week fire safety survival tips!

    So you’ve got your new room key, unloaded your suitcase and watched your tearful parents disappear off the campus – life as a student begins! Thousands of teenagers are about…