Who We Are

West Yorkshire is ranked as the top fire and rescue authority in the region - and one of the best in the country.

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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority is responsible for the county’s fire and rescue service, which serves a population of more than two million people spread over almost 800 square miles.

Fire cover is provided 24-hours a day, every day of the year.

All 999 calls are received by a central control room at our Headquarters in Birkenshaw.  Appliances are then mobilised from 46 fire stations.  Each front-line fire engine is equipped with state-of-the-art rescue equipment.  There is also a fleet of specialist back-up appliances.

Firefighters are trained and ready to cope with a range of emergencies, not just fire.  These include: road, rail or air crashes, flood, chemical spills and even terrorist attack.

Management Board

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Chief Fire Officer - Simon Pilling, QFSM MA MSc DMS GIFireE CFO Pilling has overall responsibility for delivery of the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Se...

Organisation Chart

The attached Organisation Chart covers the structure for the whole of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. It is arranged by Directorate and then broken down first by Department and then functi...

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Departments and Functions

To provide a better service and more detailed information as to how the organisation operates, we are now placing as much information as possible on the site under the Departments and Functions sec...

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Pipe Band

History of the Band The Band was formed in the 1960's along with the Military Band by an Officer in the West Yorkshire Fire Service who subsequently became the Chief Officer of the West Yorkshire ...

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Retired Members

Welcome to the page dedicated to providing information for retired and former members of the Brigade.

Burning Issues Subscription Form

If you are a retired or former member of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service use the form below to subscribe to the Burning Issues magazine:

West Yorkshire 5 Road Race

West Yorkshire 5 Road Race

Welcome to the West Yorkshire 5 Road Race, it’s been five years since the last West Yorkshire 5, and the race is back, the course hasn’t changed, so those chasing a PB won’t get it here… So what h...