Leeds district covers an area of approximately 213 square miles with a population of 750,000, made up of 130 different nationalities.
Leeds is the most important financial, legal and business centre outside London.
There are a number of high risk sites, including two major hospitals, two large sports stadiums and a number of large shopping outlets. The area’s main transport links are Leeds Bradford International Airport, Leeds Railway Station, the M1, M62 and M621 motorways and A1 trunk road.
Leeds is home to the successful East Leeds Young Firefighters scheme, based at Gipton Fire Station and the district includes a community safety department and arson task force.