What We Do

Our firefighters stand trained and ready to cope with a whole range of emergencies, not just fire. These include: road, rail or air crashes, floods, chemical spills and even terrorist attack.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority is an independent body with a legal duty to provide a fire and rescue service that meets the needs of local communities. It also has responsibilities regarding the enforcement of fire prevention, petroleum and explosives legislation.

The authority is made up of 22 people who are appointed annually by the county’s five district councils: Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Wakefield and Calderdale.

It has been a pioneer in developing many of the community fire safety programmes which now lie at the heart of the national drive towards fire service modernisation. It is committed to a huge expansion of this type of work in the future.

The authority serves a population of more than two million spread over an area of almost 800 square miles. Fire cover is provided 24-hours per day, every day of the year.

Service Plan

The Service Plan 2015-2020 presents our intentions over the forthcoming five years to meet the challenging needs and risks within our community. In the current economic climate public services are facing…

Ambition and Aim

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service strives to achieve our ambition and aim. To support this, we have four strategic priorities underpinned by objectives to achieve our ambition for the…

Priorities

Delivering an efficient and effective service to the community is paramount to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and in order to do this we set challenging priorities to achieve…

Statutory Duties

Statement of Purpose The Statement of Purpose reflects the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the National Framework in setting down West…

Prevent, Protect, Respond

We operate and provide to the people of West Yorkshire, a professional and skilled emergency response service 24 hours per day, every day of the year, as well as providing…

Strategic Priorities

We have set four strategic priorities for 2015-2020 to deliver our ambition. These priorities assist us to set objectives to manage performance and direct resources where they are most needed….

Communication and Engagement

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority regularly engages with the communities of West Yorkshire in order to give local people the opportunity to tell us what they think about the…

Risk Management

Integrated Risk Management Planning was introduced by the Government in 2003 to provide a modern, flexible and risk-based approach to the provision of fire and rescue services together with the…

Achievements

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service prides itself on high performance and strives for continuous improvement whilst providing effective compliance and value for money. We have both internal and external…

Case Studies

We are making West Yorkshire Safer… Over the last 10 years we have surpassed all expectations by exceeding targets for reducing malicious fires, arson and the number of deaths and…

Special Service Calls

When personnel and equipment of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are employed for services other than fire fighting, those services will be referred to as a ‘Special Service Call’…

As an Employer

How we provide a safe competent and diverse workforce.   Our partnership with Halifax Boxing Club (1091.11kb) Increasing mental health awareness (1436.2kb) Cycling for safer roads (1056.78kb) Working with representative…

Diversity

Defining Equality According to the Government Equalities Review “an equal society protects and promotes equal, real freedom and opportunity to live in the way people value and would choose, so…