23 Nov 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is backing Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids ‘Mission Christmas’ campaign, which aims to ensure no child goes without a gift this Christmas. In West…
23 Nov 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Leeds district are supporting the national Road Safety Week awareness campaign, led by charity Brake (between November 23 and 29). Whilst road traffic collisions…
02 May 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is cracking down on arson and Leeds district is no exception. But this reckless crime is still blighting communities across the city and…
13 Apr 2015
A firefighter’s job is not just to pull people out of burning buildings. Each year, young and old get into trouble in Yorkshire’s rivers, canals, lakes and weirs and a…
28 Jan 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is reminding people to be vigilant when using chip pans after firefighters attended three blazes overnight involving cooking. As a result of one…
23 Jan 2015
A group of Year 5 children from West Yorkshire’s primary schools got a taste of life as a firefighter today as their prize for winning our Christmas Fire Safety Poster…
14 Jan 2015
Zoe Turner has been reunited with the fire crew that came to her aid after the taxi she was travelling in was involved in a horrific collision with a cement…
23 Jul 2014
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…
09 Jul 2014
Firefighters are urging people to wise-up to electrical fire safety following a blaze in Leeds. One man was rescued by firefighters from a high-rise flat in the Woodhouse area and…
21 May 2014
Around 100 members of the public took part in an emergency services training exercise simulating a fire at the First Direct Arena in Leeds city centre yesterday (May 20). The…
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Built in 1997, Leeds Fire Station provides an excellent service to the local community and the people of West Yorkshire. The team is made up of a station commander and 44 firefighters. The service is enhanced by forging better links with the community and increasing interagency cooperation. Leeds personnel strive for excellence in firefighting, extrication and specialist water rescue skills. Staff engage in community activity and attend neighbourhood forums, anti-crime partnership meetings and local projects. The partnerships developed assist by identifying people at risk and providing referrals and assistance to vulnerable members of society within the area.
The River Aire runs through Leeds city centre and crews attend a number of water rescue incidents. They are actively engaging with the public and partner agencies to promote water safety.
The Leeds District management team also work out of Leeds fire station, developing new operational training objectives and effective prevention strategies, delivering the district action plan and in turn supporting the WYFRS action plan.
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