• 06 Oct 2015

    Retired firefighter wins coveted national award for courage

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is delighted that former Assistant District Commander for Bradford, Pete Lau, has won a national Spirit of Fire Award. Pete picked up the…

  • 05 Oct 2015

    Council invests in fire safety for sheltered housing

    Leeds City Council is investing £1.4m million in new fire safety systems for some of the city’s most vulnerable residents. Sprinklers systems will be retro-fitted to five sheltered housing complexes….

  • 01 Oct 2015

    Cherished campaign launches today!

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) today launches the ‘Cherished’ campaign, calling on communities to look out for vulnerable elderly neighbours, relatives and friends throughout the winter months ahead….

  • 22 Sep 2015

    Ensuring fire safety in diverse communities

    A conference looking to share knowledge and explore engaging with diverse businesses to encourage them to make fire safety laws a top priority has been held. West Yorkshire Fire &…

  • 14 Sep 2015

    Freshers Week fire safety survival tips!

    So you’ve got your new room key, unloaded your suitcase and watched your tearful parents disappear off the campus – life as a student begins! Thousands of teenagers are about…

  • 11 Sep 2015

    Pilot Emergency First Responders scheme given the go ahead

    A pilot scheme designed to provide immediate first aid to people in life-threatening medical emergencies who live in rural communities has been given the go ahead by West Yorkshire Fire…

  • 11 Sep 2015

    West Yorkshire supports Fire Door Safety Week 2015

    Fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire. Their correct specification, maintenance and management can be the difference between life and death for building occupants. Sadly,…

  • 11 Sep 2015

    Are you gas safe?

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to get their appliances checked regularly in support of Gas Safety Week (14-20 September). The fifth annual Gas Safety Week will…

  • 03 Sep 2015

    Do you mean business when it comes to fire safety?

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is urging business owners to ensure they and their staff are on top form when it comes to fire safety at their premises…

  • 02 Sep 2015

    Work begins on new Ossett Fire Station

    A sod-cutting ceremony took place today to mark the beginning of construction work on a new fire station in Ossett. Councillor Tracey Austin, Vice Chair of the Fire Authority, sank…