Features and Safety Campaigns

  • 22 Jul 2014
    grass fires - summer safety

    Grass Fires - Summer Safety

    During the summer months the fire service often sees a rise in moorland and grass fires.

    Wildfires can be unpredictable and burn quickly and furiously, requiring a lot of valuable resources and time to put out.

  • 16 May 2014
    Young Firefighter Graduation

    Young Firefighter Graduation 2014

    More than 150 teenagers from schools around West Yorkshire have passed their Young Firefighters course with flying colours.


    The youngsters carried out a number of fire drills in front of their family, teachers and senior fire service officers at formal graduation ceremonies at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service headquarters this week.

  • 19 May 2014
    UK Hoarding Awareness Week

    UK Hoarding Awareness Week

    The first ever national UK Hoarding Awareness Week will run from May 19 to 25, 2014.

    The event aims to convey the simple message that understanding issues relating to hoarding, or individuals with a tendency to hoard, will make both the community and firefighters safer.

  • 24 Sep 2013
    Safeguard you, your family and your home

    Safeguard you, your family and your home

    There are a number of simple steps that you can take to help to safeguard you, your family and your home from fire and other emergencies:

    • Don't leave cooking unattended and never cook after drinking alcohol
    • Never smoke in bed and always dispose of cigarettes carefully
    • Never leave electrical items switched on overnight and don't overload sockets
    • Drive within the speed limit, avoid distractions at the wheel, stay patient and always wear a seatbelt
    • Ensure you have smoke detectors fitted in your home and test them every week.

    Take a look at our safety leaflets: Safeguard you, your family and your home and Safeguard your business

  • 27 Feb 2014
    time to test

    Time to test

    On the 1st of every month it's Time to Test!