Features and Safety Campaigns

  • 27 Feb 2014
    time to test

    Time to test

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

  • 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

  • 22 Oct 2013
    Change your clock - check your smoke alarm

    On your Child's Life

    Smoke alarms can give you the vital few moments to escape your home in a fire... but only if they work.

    Make sure you test your smoke alarms when you change your clocks this weekend.

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  • 18 Dec 2012
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    New GPS System Gives Fire Engines Green Light

    Fire engines in West Yorkshire are benefiting from faster response times and safer journeys thanks to pioneering new GPS technology.

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is the first emergency service in the UK to use the ‘Green Wave’ traffic light recognition system, which it is hoped will save lives.

  • 27 Apr 2012
    Opening of Normanton and Pontefract fire stations

    Official opening of Normanton and Pontefract fire stations

    The brigade opened two new state-of-the-art fire stations in the Five Towns on Friday, 27 April.

    Both Normanton and Pontefract stations were officially opened by the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Dr Ingrid Roscoe at ceremonies also attended by the Shadow Home Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Yvette Cooper, MP for Castleford and Pontefract.

    Pontefract will become the first 'Blue Light' complex in the county, with West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service sharing the facilities.