News

  • 29 Aug 2014

    Cracking down on hoax fire calls

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has been lifting the lid not only on the financial burden but also the ‘human risk’ posed by malicious 999 calls. In the last financial year the...

  • 26 Aug 2014

    Firefighters join fundraising mission to give six-year-old Maddie Laws a voice!

    Firefighters have pledged their support to six-year-old Maddie Laws who suffers from a genetic condition which means she cannot talk, walk properly or feed herself. Crews will be giving half the...

  • 22 Aug 2014

    Leeds firm thanks firefighters for a job well done

    Bosses at a Leeds firm are to present firefighters with a cheque as a thank you for saving their business. At its height, 100 firefighters tackled the major blaze at Hazel Products in Armley...

  • 18 Aug 2014

    Fire chief urges no more strikes as current industrial action comes to an end

    A one-hour strike took place between 2259 hrs and 2359 hours on Saturday (August 16), concluding the latest eight-day Fire Brigades Union (FBU) action. During this period West Yorkshire Fire and...

  • 16 Aug 2014

    Day eight of firefighter strike action

    Today, a two hour Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike took place between 1200 hrs and 1400 hrs (Saturday, August 16). During this time we received five calls and attended three incidents. The two...

  • 15 Aug 2014

    Update: day seven of firefighter strike action

    A Fire Brigades Union strike took place between 1200 hrs and 1400 hrs (Friday, August 15). During this period we received 11 calls and attended eight incidents. No emergencies went unattended....

  • 14 Aug 2014

    Hoax call during day six of firefighter strike

    A Fire Brigades Union strike took place between 1200 hrs and 1400 hrs today (Thursday, August 14). This was a quiet period for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service with only six calls received...

  • 14 Aug 2014

    Dad reunited with firefighter who saved his life!

    Dad Dominic Beadle has been reunited with the firefighter who helped save his life after he had a cardiac arrest aged just 38-years-old. The dad of six-month-old Anya Beadle ‘died for 10 minutes’...

  • 13 Aug 2014

    Update: day five of firefighter strike action

    A two hour Fire Brigades Union strike took place between 1200 hrs and 1400 hrs today (Wednesday, August 13). During this period we received nine calls and attended three incidents. Some calls...

  • 12 Aug 2014

    Update: day four of firefighter strike

    A Fire Brigades Union strike took place today between 1200 hrs and 1400 hrs (Tuesday, August 12). During the two hour period we received five calls and attended four incidents. Three of the four...