From the District

District Commander Martin Speed

The aim of all West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service staff working here in Bradford District is to help make the District a safer place to live and work. We do this primarily through prevention activities such as Home Fire Safety Checks in people’s homes and through Fire Safety visits to workplaces. In addition, we train hard to ensure that, when required, our response to fires and other emergencies is highly professional and effective.

We have set out plans to prioritise our services in the community over the coming year and we would encourage you to take a look at these plans in detail.

Bradford District Action Plan 2017-2018

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Action Plan 2017-2018

During 2017-2018 we will ensure our resources are targeted in the areas of highest risk to ensure the greatest effectiveness in reducing the numbers of fires and other incidents.

Our priorities are to:

  • Deliver a proactive community safety programme. Stopping fires before they occur is our first priority. To date, our actions have delivered significant success and we want to build upon this. We believe our successful community safety strategy lies in the links we maintain with our partners and we plan to strengthen and increase these links to deliver a professional and resilient emergency response service.
  • Deliver a professional and resilient emergency response service.
  • Provide a safe skilled workforce that serves the needs of a diverse community.
  • Provide effective and ethical governance and achieve value for money.

About this district

Bradford district is in the north west of the county. It covers an area of approximately 140 square miles and has a population of more than 500,000.

It is ethnically, culturally and geographically diverse. Bradford district is also an economically challenged area, containing a large range of social-economic groups from the wealthy to the very deprived.

These factors create a wide variety of risk profiles which we must monitor carefully through operational staff in conjunction with a dedicated community safety team and fire safety department. Much of the effectiveness of the district’s community safety strategy lies in the links with our partners, including Bradford District Council, West Yorkshire Police, housing associations and the voluntary sector.

Bradford District

Population 500,000+

Size of Area 140 miles2

Fire stations in this district

External view of Bingley Fire station

Bingley

Bingley Fire Station was built in 1972 and is situated to the north of Bradford.  The team is made up of a Station Commander, who also manages Ilkley, 24 firefighters…

External view of Bradford Fire station

Bradford

Bradford Fire Station is situated on Leeds Road and was opened by Mr Gerry Sutcliffe MP on 8th June 2007, replacing the fire station on Nelson Street, Bradford city centre….

External view of Fairweather Green fire station

Fairweather Green

Fairweather Green Fire Station was built in 1963 and is situated at Thornton Road, Fairweather Green. The station commander is responsible for both Fairweather Green and Odsal fire stations. There…

External view of Ilkley fire station

Ilkley

Ilkley Fire Station, built in 1975, lies at the northern end of the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority boundary. It borders North Yorkshire adjacent to Skipton and Harrogate. Ilkley…

External view of Keighley fire station

Keighley

Keighley Fire Station was built in 1964 and borders with both Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.  The team is made up of a…

External view of Odsal fire station

Odsal

Odsal Fire Station, built in 1965, is situated to the south of Bradford and serves an area with a wide diversity of people and risks. There is a population of…

Shipley New Build Fire Station

Shipley

Shipley fire station, situated on Valley Road was built in 2017 and comprises of offices, training and community facilities and an appliance bay that houses one water ladder fire appliance….

External view of Silsden fire station

Silsden

Silsden Fire Station was built in 1973 and has one firefighting appliance.  It is managed by a station commander, who is also responsible for Keighley Fire Station, a watch commander, who mans…

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