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  • 24 Oct 2014

    Further industrial action announced

    The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has notified West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service(WYFRS) that a further period of industrial action will start at the end of this month. A four day period of...

  • 24 Oct 2014

    Have a safe bonfire season in West Yorkshire!

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) would like everyone in West Yorkshire to have a safe and enjoyable bonfire season. We have been working alongside schools, councils and West...

  • 22 Oct 2014

    Over 80,000 homes in West Yorkshire visited by firefighters had no working smoke alarm!

    Smoke, the silent killer, is responsible for over half of all deaths in accidental fires in the home across England.   Last year over half the 213 fire deaths in dwellings across the country were...

  • 10 Oct 2014

    Large fire in Listerhills area of Bradford yesterday was accidental

    Seventy firefighters tackled a large blaze at an industrial site in Norcroft Street, Listerhills, Bradford yesterday, which broke out shortly before 11.30am. The fire was confined to a repairs...

  • 09 Oct 2014

    Large fire at industrial site sends smoke billowing over Bradford

    Fire crews were called to an industrial site in Norcroft Street, in the Listerhills area of Bradford, shortly before 11.30am today. This was initially reported as a car fire in a building,...

  • 08 Oct 2014

    Protecting an ageing population

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is mindful of the fact that there’s an ever increasing older population, with 23 % of people in the UK predicted to be aged 65 and over by 2035....

  • 02 Oct 2014

    Update: Former Majestyk building being made safe

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is maintaining a presence at the former Majestyk nightclub in City Square, Leeds, today (Thursday, October 2). An agency safety team is removing...

  • 01 Oct 2014

    Major blaze at former nightclub in Leeds

    Firefighters remain at the scene of the former Majestyk Nightclub where a major blaze broke out yesterday evening. At its height 75 firefighters tackled the fire at the Grade II listed building...

  • 01 Oct 2014

    Media call - former Majestyk Nightclub

    A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service representative will be conducting media interviews outside the former Majestyk Nightclub, City Square, Leeds at 11am today. Please make your way to the...

  • 25 Sep 2014

    Partnership between brigade and supermarket giant secures ongoing commitment to fire safety

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) will be providing fire safety advice to the retailer Asda thanks to a new partnership scheme.   The scheme, also available to other organisations,...

  • 24 Sep 2014

    Helping older people to Age Safely

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is backing the first Ageing Safely Week, which runs from 29 September to 5 October. Ageing Safely Week, which is being led by the Chief Fire...

  • 18 Sep 2014

    Don't let your university career go up in smoke!

    Thousands of teenagers are currently heading off to universities across West Yorkshire as they embark on the next exciting step of their education. For many it’s a first taste of independence as...

  • 15 Sep 2014

    West Yorkshire named as one of the top fundraisers for The Fire Fighters Charity

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is in the top ten Fire and Rescue Services in the UK in terms of income per head, per full-time staff member, raised for The Fire Fighters Charity....

  • 12 Sep 2014

    Almost 100 accidental dwelling fires in August across West Yorkshire

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has carried out a review of all accidental dwelling fires which have occurred in August 2014. In total there has been 91 accidental dwelling fires...

  • 12 Sep 2014

    Fire service issues safety warning after two e-cigarette incidents in just over 24 hours

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) was called to two incidents involving e-cigarettes last weekend (September 6 and 7). The first call was to a property in Beechwood Road, Wibsey,...

  • 11 Sep 2014

    Making a clean sweep for safety

    With summer drawing to a close, Chimney Fire Safety Week (September 9-15), provides a timely reminder to make sure that your chimney is ready for the winter months ahead.  As part of the national...

  • 04 Sep 2014

    Crowds flock to fire station open day

    Firefighters from Garforth Red Watch raised a fantastic £2,700 for children in need of vital cancer treatment. The cash was raised during the station’s open day, held on 17 August in conjunction...

  • 04 Sep 2014

    Sod-cutting for new Killingbeck Fire Station

    A sod-cutting ceremony for the new Killingbeck Fire Station, in Leeds, is due to take place tomorrow Friday (September, 5). The state-of-the-art facility will replace current stations at Gipton...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 11 Aug 2014

    Hoax calls received during day three of firefighter strike

    A Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike took place today between 1200 hrs and 1400 hrs (Monday, August 11). During this period we received 11 calls and attended 5 incidents. Some calls were duplicates...

  • 10 Aug 2014

    Update: Day two of eight day firefighter strike

    Update: day two of eight day firefighter strike A Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike took place between 2259 and 2359 last night (Saturday, August 9) and then again between 1200 and 1400 hours...

  • 09 Aug 2014

    First in eight day string of firefighter strikes

    First in eight day string of firefighter strikes A Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike took place between 1200 and 1400 hours today (Saturday, August 9), and was the first in an eight day series...

  • 01 Aug 2014

    The fire service during the Great War

    The centenary of the outbreak of World War One is taking place on Monday, August 4, which will see millions across the country take a moment of reflection.   To commemorate the landmark Deputy...

  • 01 Aug 2014

    Further industrial action announced

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has been informed by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) of another period of industrial action to run in August. The follow periods of strike action have been...

  • 30 Jul 2014

    Safety success for West Yorkshire

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s commitment to tackling fires and road traffic collisions has paid off, with the brigade experiencing a dramatic drop over the past 10 years. Deliberate...

  • 30 Jul 2014

    Fire authority appoints first female chair

    Greenhead councillor, Judith Hughes, has been announced as the first ever female leader of the country’s fourth largest metropolitan fire and rescue authority. Cllr Hughes, who succeeds...

  • 24 Jul 2014

    Fire service marks World War One centenary

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) will be represented at a commemorative event ahead of the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of the Great War. An expected 500-strong parade will...

  • 23 Jul 2014

    School's out - stay safe this holiday period!

    Schools across West Yorkshire have recently broken-up for the annual six week holiday and with the sunny weather on our doorsteps, youngsters will have been taking the opportunity to get out and...

  • 22 Jul 2014

    Over 500 homes targeted with fire safety advice in prevention blitz

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has been blitzing the Batley and Dewsbury areas with fire safety advice this last week. The campaign was undertaken in preparation for the new fire...

  • 21 Jul 2014

    Final day of firefighter strike in eight day series

    This evening’s firefighter strike, between 1700 and 1900 hrs, completed an eight day series of industrial action taken by members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue...

  • 21 Jul 2014

    Round up of incidents during strike

    A Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike took place between 1700 and 1900 hrs today (Sunday, July 20).  During the two hour period West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) received 17 calls and...

  • 19 Jul 2014

    Quiet Friday night during strikes

    A Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike took place between 2300 hrs last night (Friday, July 18) and 0100 hrs today (Saturday, July 19). Our contingency plans allowed for 22 engines to cover the...

  • 17 Jul 2014

    Day four of eight day strike period

    The fourth day of an eight-day series of firefighter strike action has passed without major incident today. Two periods of Fire Brigades Union (FBU) industrial action took place between 0600 and...

  • 16 Jul 2014

    Day three of eight day strike period

    The third day of an eight-day series of firefighter strike action has passed without major incident today. Two periods of Fire Brigades Union (FBU) industrial action took place between 0600 and...

  • 15 Jul 2014

    Day two of eight day strike period

    The second day of an eight-day series of firefighter strike action has passed without major incident today. Two periods of Fire Brigades Union (FBU) industrial action took place between 0600...

  • 14 Jul 2014

    Day one of eight day strike period

    The first day of an eight-day series of firefighter strike action has passed without major incident today. Two periods of Fire Brigades Union (FBU) industrial action took place between 0600 and...

  • 10 Jul 2014

    Update: Barn fire in Halifax

    Contingency fire crews attended a large barn fire at a farm in Moor End Road, Mount Tabor, Halifax during today’s firefighter strike. This was a barn, measuring approximately 30 metres by 15...

  • 10 Jul 2014

    Significant barn fire during strike

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service contingency crews are currently in attendance at a significant barn fire in Moor End Road, Mount Tabor, Halifax. Five fire engines (25 crew members) are in...

  • 08 Jul 2014

    Reminder: Firefighter strike pending

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is reminding people to take extra care this Thursday (July 10) during a nine-hour period of industrial action. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is...

  • 06 Jul 2014

    Tour de France a huge success as no fires affect route

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is delighted that the Tour de France (TdF) weekend has passed without any major emergency impacting on the spectacular event. The two day event has...

  • 30 Jun 2014

    Le Tour is coming - are you ready?

    Tomorrow is the first of the month and just four days until the Tour de France takes Yorkshire by storm! A buzz of excitement is really starting to build and we hope everyone can enjoy the...

  • 30 Jun 2014

    Working together to keep Kirklees safe

    Firefighters and police officers will join forces to prevent fire and crime in Kirklees. When police officers visit homes, they will be trained to spot fire-related risks and be able to quickly...

  • 26 Jun 2014

    Business owners urged to ensure they are ready for Le Tour!

    With just one week to go before the Tour de France (TdF) starts in Leeds, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is reminding business owners to take steps now to reduce the risks of fire...

  • 23 Jun 2014

    Firefighters hotly anticipate Tour de France

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is prepared for the Tour de France (TdF) descending on July 5 and 6 – are you ready? The brigade has been pedalling hard over recent months to make...

  • 21 Jun 2014

    Fourteenth firefighter strike passes without major incident

      West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) experienced a fairly quiet seven-hour strike period today despite the sunny weather conditions. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) industrial action...

  • 20 Jun 2014

    Fire service supports Child Safety Week

      West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is supporting Child Safety Week, which runs from June 23. The annual campaign is led by the Child Accident Prevention Trust and raises awareness...

  • 20 Jun 2014

    Firefighter strike looming - remember to take extra care!

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is reminding people across the county that a firefighter strike is due to take place for seven hours tomorrow, Saturday June 21. The Fire Brigades...

  • 18 Jun 2014

    Play It Safe this World Cup!

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is asking whether you are a safe pair of hands this World Cup season? As football fever takes hold we all hope England will be on fire in the global...

  • 18 Jun 2014

    Emergency Services Show offers fun for all the family!

      The three blue light services are joining forces again this year to host the ever popular Emergency Services Show. On Saturday July 12, 2014, at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS)...

  • 13 Jun 2014

    Round-up of incidents during firefighter strike

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has experienced an average number of incidents during the 24-hr firefighter strike, which ended at 0900 hrs today (June 13). In total the brigade...

  • 11 Jun 2014

    Fire chiefs give insight into strike challenges

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is reminding people that a 24-hour strike is looming and the public should take extra care. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced plans for a...

  • 09 Jun 2014

    West Yorkshire supports UK Road Safety Week

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is bringing home the devastating reality of road smashes to people across the county as part of a national awareness event happening this week. The...

  • 09 Jun 2014

    Further strike action announced

    The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced plans for a 24-hour strike starting at 0900 hrs on June 12, followed by a seven hour strike starting at 1000 hrs on June 21. Although Thursday will be...

  • 03 Jun 2014

    Fire officers to hotfoot it up three peaks!

    Four plucky fire officers from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) will be taking on the National Three Peaks Challenge in a bid to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. The four...

  • 30 May 2014

    Summer safety advice highlights dangers of handling flammable fuels

      Following a recent incident where a man was badly injured, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is reminding people of the dangers faced when handling flammable fuels. Area Manager...

  • 23 May 2014

    Changes in Fire Authority leadership

      Councillor Mehboob Khan has announced that he will step down as Chair of the Fire Authority with effect from midnight on Friday, 23 May. Councillor Khan commented: “I have greatly enjoyed my...

  • 16 May 2014

    Young Firefighters pass course with flying colours!

    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...

  • 16 May 2014

    First ever 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...

  • 15 May 2014

    Reducing fire risks for people with dementia

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is supporting Dementia Awareness Week, run by the Alzheimer’s Society, between May 18 and 24. There are around 800,000 people in the UK who have...

  • 14 May 2014

    Fire service supports Deaf Awareness Week

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) will be raising awareness of fire safety tips during the event, which runs from May 19-25, and is led by the UK Council on Deafness. Everyone needs...

  • 01 May 2014

    Reminder: Help us help you during strike

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is urging members of the public to take steps to protect themselves and their loved ones from the risks of fire during a three day period of...

  • 25 Apr 2014

    Fire chiefs appeal to public to take extra care after strike announcement

    The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced plans for further industrial action due to take place next week. Full strike action is anticipated as follows: Friday, May 2, between 1200 hrs and...

  • 22 Apr 2014

    Major Armley Blaze: Update

    Firefighters from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) are working alongside demolition crews today to tackle a blaze at an Armley industrial site. The major blaze broke out at Armley...

  • 10 Apr 2014

    Council signs up to fire safety agreement

    Leeds City Council has signed a new four-year agreement demonstrating its commitment to improving fire safety arrangements across all areas of the council. On Wednesday 2 April, the council...

  • 02 Apr 2014

    New Fire Control to be officially opened by Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is delighted to be hosting Lord-Lieutenant Dr Ingrid Roscoe for the opening of the new state-of-the-art Command and Control Centre in Leeds. The new...

  • 01 Apr 2014

    'Images of Fire' book celebrates 40 year brigade anniversary

    A commemorative book featuring dramatic photos of major blazes tackled by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is being launched to celebrate 40 years since the brigade formed.   Images...

  • 31 Mar 2014

    Business premises to be charged for persistent false alarms starting April 1

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is introducing a charge against businesses that generate more than three false alarm call-outs in a 12 month period. The green light for the £350...

  • 21 Mar 2014

    Firefighters support UK Home Safety Week 2014

      West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is supporting UK Home Safety Week, which runs between March 24 and 30. The campaign, led by the Chief Fire Officers Association, aims to...

  • 24 Feb 2014

    Relief exchange crews head to Surrey

    A deployment of 15 firefighters and three fire officers are heading to Surrey today to relieve 18 West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service crew members who have been working there since Thursday...

  • 20 Feb 2014

    Scaling down of West Yorkshire crews in southern England

    Crews from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) providing flood relief to areas of Somerset, Berkshire and Surrey, are slowly being scaled down as the forecast improves.  Around 35...

  • 17 Feb 2014

    Flood relief continues

    As the new week starts with the weather outlook promising a better and less stormy week ahead, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service personnel continue to work in flood affected areas of the...

  • 14 Feb 2014

    Flood relief support for Southern England continues

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews have spent another day and night supporting communities in the south of the UK who have been affected by the on-going flooding and severe weather....

  • 13 Feb 2014

    Severe weather update

    As the UK continues to be affected by severe weather, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service crewshave been working both locally and nationally to support those communities who have been impacted...

  • 12 Feb 2014

    Windy weather expected for West Yorkshire - Amber warning issued.

    The Met Office has forecast that Yorkshire and Humberside is due to experience strengthening winds into this evening. The worst impact is expected to be from around 1800 hours today (12.02.14)....

  • 05 Feb 2014

    Fire safety a top priority in high rise flats

    A new sprinkler system is being installed in a high rise social housing block as part of a drive to improve fire safety for residents. The installation of the retro-fit fire sprinkler system at...

  • 03 Feb 2014

    First Ever Fire Sprinkler Week!

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is supporting a new campaign raising awareness of the benefits of sprinklers in fighting fires. The first national Fire Sprinkler Week will run...

  • 29 Jan 2014

    Stay safe this Chinese New Year!

    The Chinese New Year will see celebrations taking place this Friday (January 31) to mark the start of the Year of the Horse. New Year festivities traditionally extend from the final day in the...

  • 09 Jan 2014

    Queen's New Year Honour for Chief Fire Officer!

    Congratulations go to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, Simon Pilling, who is “proud and honoured” to receive the Queen’s Fire Service Medal for distinguished service. ....

  • 03 Jan 2014

    Quiet morning during firefighter strike

    Today’s industrial action taken by members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) was the ninth Firefighter strike in recent months.  During the two hours of reduced cover, between 0630 hrs and 0830...

  • 01 Jan 2014

    New Year's Eve firefighter strike passes without major incident

    Tonight’s industrial action taken by members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) was the eighth Firefighter strike to take place this year and coincided directly with New Year celebrations. During...

  • 30 Dec 2013

    Stay safe during strike this New Year

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is urging people to bring in 2014 safely as firefighters are set to strike between 18.30 hrs on New Year’s Eve and 00.30 hrs on New Year’s Day.  ...

  • 25 Dec 2013

    Christmas Eve strike period passes without major incident

    Tonight’s industrial action taken by members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) was the seventh Firefighter strike to take place this year and coincided directly with the culmination of the festive...

  • 20 Dec 2013

    Stay safe during strike this Christmas Eve

    The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) announced earlier this week that further strikes will take place on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Whilst West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service chiefs are...

  • 20 Dec 2013

    Fire crews praised after pinpointing crash victims who were lost

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) received the unusual 999 call shortly before 20.40 hrs on Wednesday (December 18). Paul Lonergan had been driving along the M1 when he lost control...

  • 20 Dec 2013

    Don't let Black Friday ruin your Christmas!

    The Friday before Christmas can be a busy night for emergency services as high-spirited revellers hit town and city centres in search of some festive fun. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service...

  • 19 Dec 2013

    'Paws' and think about Christmas fire safety!

    That’s the message West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Dogs have been sending out this festive season. Spencer and Memphis have been donning Santa hats and...

  • 18 Dec 2013

    Advice to e-cigarette users this Christmas

    Most of us are know that cigarettes can cause fires if not stubbed out properly, but West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is raising awareness about the potential fire hazards associated...

  • 18 Dec 2013

    Reminder to sweep chimneys in time for Santa!

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is reminding people to keep chimney flues and heating appliances well maintained this Christmas. In the last three years alone WYFRS has attended...

  • 17 Dec 2013

    Festive Period Firefighter Strikes Announced

      The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced further strike periods to run over the festive season. They are as follows: December 24 (Christmas Eve) from 1900hrs to 0000hrs, full strike, 999...

  • 14 Dec 2013

    Weekend firefighter strikes end without major incident

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has praised the public for staying vigilant during tonight’s Fire Brigades Union (FBU) industrial strike action. (Saturday, December 14).  The...

  • 11 Dec 2013

    Reminder to take extra care during forthcoming firefighter strike action

      The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is planning a fifth period of strike action this Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, both between 6pm and 10pm.   Whilst West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue...

  • 05 Dec 2013

    FBU announces fifth period of strike action

    The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has today announced plans for further strike action due to take place on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, both between 6pm and 10pm.  This will be the...

  • 05 Dec 2013

    Very busy day for firefighters

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has experienced a flood of wind-related calls today.  Between 07:30 hrs and 15:00 hrs we received 186 calls, approximately 80 of which involved dangerous...

  • 05 Dec 2013

    Safety advice in high winds

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has attended a number of wind-related incidents this morning.  An AMBER Warning of Wind has been issued by the Met Office between 02.00 hrs and...

  • 04 Dec 2013

    Outcome of FBU Ballot for Action Short of Strike

    The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has today announced that members have voted in favour of action short of a strike in relation to the ongoing dispute with the Government over pensions. Dave Walton,...

  • 18 Nov 2013

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service supports Road Safety Week 2013

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) will be bringing home the devastating reality of crashes in a bid to keep drivers safe on the county’s roads. The awareness campaign, which runs...

  • 18 Nov 2013

    From flickering flames big fires can grow - use candles with care this winter!

    Firefighters are hoping that Candle Fire Safety Week, between November 18 and 24, will remind people to snuff out the risk of fire in their homes this winter. With the dark nights growing colder,...

  • 12 Nov 2013

    Reminder to take extra care during forthcoming firefighter strike action

    The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will be taking further strike action tomorrow (November 13) between the hours of 10am and 2pm. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has robust contingency...

  • 11 Nov 2013

    Top marks for quality of service!

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has received the thumbs up from members of the public following a recent survey assessing our performance. The Quality of Service survey asked for...

  • 08 Nov 2013

    Business premises to be charged for persistent false alarm call-outs

      West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) will be introducing a charge against businesses that generate more than three false alarm call-outs in a 12 month period. The green light for the...

  • 07 Nov 2013

    Tickets on sale for Flaming Charity party night

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of West Yorkshire’s annual Flaming Charity fundraising event, which promises to be more spectacular than ever. The Flaming Charity Party Night Show will be...

  • 06 Nov 2013

    Youths Condemned For Throwing Fireworks

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has slammed the actions of reckless youths who threw fireworks at crews on Bonfire night. There were eight incidents across West Yorkshire where...

  • 04 Nov 2013

    Busy morning during strike action today

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) attended 13 incidents during this morning’s industrial action taken by members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). The strike took place between 0600...

  • 01 Nov 2013

    Industrial Action by members of the FBU 1 November - update

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s contingency plans have proved effective during tonight’s strike action taken by members of the Fire Brigades Union. The demand on the service has...

  • 01 Nov 2013

    Behave responsibly this Bonfire night!

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is reminding the public to behave in a safe and responsible way over the Bonfire period.  Whilst the Service hopes everyone can enjoy the...

  • 31 Oct 2013

    Lucky dog rescued from cliff edge in quarry

    Nine month old Cocker Spaniel Ruby had a lucky escape following a dramatic rescue from a cliff ledge in Flappit Quarry, Denholme, Bradford, yesterday (Wed 30.10.13).  Ruby’s owners Scott...

  • 31 Oct 2013

    Stay safe during strike action

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is urging the public to stay safe and hold-off private Bonfire celebrations tomorrow night. (Friday 1.11.13)  The Friday before Bonfire night is...

  • 29 Oct 2013

    Take Extra Care During Bonfire Season

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking members of the public to take extra care and be vigilant in the run up to and over the bonfire season. Last year across the service area, between...

  • 28 Oct 2013

    Industrial Action Announced for November

    The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have today announced plans for further strike action due to take place on Friday 1 November 2013 for four and a half hours, between 6.30pm and 11.00pm and Monday 4...

  • 22 Oct 2013

    Tick, Tock, Test Your Alarm

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to make a potentially life-saving move when they change their clocks this weekend (27 October at 02:00hrs) - by taking a moment to test...

  • 18 Oct 2013

    FBU Strike Called Off

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have welcomed the decision for the postponement of tomorrow’s planned five hour firefighters strike by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).  The strike had been...

  • 04 Oct 2013

    Closing Doors Saves Lives

    A family from Emley were rescued from a burning house in the early hours of Thursday morning.  Firefighters were called to a house in Out Lane, Emley, at 01:08 am on Thursday (03/10/2013)...

  • 04 Oct 2013

    Company Prosecuted For Illegal Storage Of Fireworks

    A retail premises in West Yorkshire has been prosecuted for serious safety failings surrounding the illegal storage of fireworks. JTF Wholesale Ltd had exposed members of the public and employees...

  • 25 Sep 2013

    Response to 25 September Industrial Action by members of the FBU

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to thank members of the public for taking extra care, to safeguard themselves, their family and their communities during the industrial action...

  • 24 Sep 2013

    Taking extra care during industrial action

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking the public to think about what they can do to take extra care, to safeguard themselves, their family and their communities during the industrial...

  • 19 Sep 2013

    Industrial Action

    We have today received notification from the Fire Brigades Union of its intention to carry out discontinuous industrial action commencing Wednesday 25 September 2013 at 1200 (Noon) hours until...

  • 21 Jun 2013

    It's showtime for the blue light brigade

    With blue lights flashing and two tones blaring, the emergency services are celebrating the tenth anniversary of their ever popular annual tri-service show. Everyone is invited to come along and...

  • 07 Jun 2013

    Sale of Marsden Fire Station

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have negotiated the sale of Marsden Fire Station to Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team. Marsden Fire Station ceased to be an operational fire station on the...

  • 31 May 2013

    Who pays the price for false alarms

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is asking the business community of the county who should pay for false calls to automatic alarms at business premises. A consultation will be launched this week to...

  • 31 May 2013

    Haworth Community Fire Station

    In December 2012 West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority considered wide ranging changes to emergency cover in response to significant reductions in Government funding and one proposal was to...

  • 12 Apr 2013

    Your community needs you!

    As far as jobs go, they don’t come much more important than one which involves serving your community and saving lives. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is appealing for people in the rural...

  • 21 Feb 2013

    Precept rise agreed to ease pressure of drastic cuts

    The average household in West Yorkshire will have to find less than 10p extra per week to pay for their fire and rescue service next year. The rise of £4.99 per year for band D households –...

  • 29 May 2012

    Countdown to Emergency Services Show

    The 2012 Emergency Service Show is shaping up to be the best yet! The event will take place at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ in Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, on Saturday, 7 July. All...

  • 06 Mar 2012

    Firefighters to clean up for charity

    West Yorkshire fire stations will be making a splash for charity cash in March. Car washes will be held at Cleckheaton, Batley, Dewsbury and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ this month...

  • 14 Feb 2012

    Top award for fire investigator

    West Yorkshire fire investigation officer Peter Crowther is one of only 15 people in the UK to have achieved the prestigious Certified Fire Investigator award. Watch Manager Peter Crowther, who...

  • 13 Dec 2011

    Chief's Christmas toy appeal

    Toys and gifts donated by fire and rescue staff will be presented to the Salvation Army for distribution to children in need at 10am on Tuesday, 20 December.  The handover will take place in the...

  • 23 Aug 2011

    Car boot sales at fire HQ

    Two car boot sales are to be held at fire service HQ in Birkenshaw next month. The events will take place at the Bradford Road complex 9am-1pm on 4 and 25 September. Fee: £5 per car and £7 per...

  • 06 Jul 2011

    It's show time for emergency services

    West Yorkshire’s emergency services will pull out all the stops this Saturday when they put their most impressive equipment and resources on display. The Emergency Services Show will take place...

  • 10 Jun 2011

    Countdown to Emergency Services Show

    Plans are gathering pace for next month’s Emergency Services Show, which promises to be bigger and better than ever before. The event, which will take place at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue...

Events

  • 07 Nov 2014

    Fireworks Extravaganza

    Fireworks Extravaganza to be held at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters. Attractions include:

    Fireworks Display, Kids Rides, Food and Drink, Live Music.

    Gates open at 6pm, the bonfire is lit at 7pm and the fireworks display is at 8pm, closing at 9.30pm.

    On the gate Adults - £3, Children £2, Under 5's free

About

Built in 1867 on what was the Halfway House Colliery. The house was occupied by several families until it was taken over by West Riding Council in 1947, when the premises were put to use as a home for children who had to be taken into care.

In 1951 the building passed into the hands of the War Department for use as an administrative and communication centre. Then in 1958 the building was again sold, this time to the County Council. Since 1964 it has been used as the Headquarters of the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, where the senior management have their offices.

The building also houses many other offices and includes the following departments: - Finance, Committee Services, Equality and Diversity, Public Relations, Corporate Services, Employment Services, Reprographics and Registry.

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