What We Do

Our firefighters stand trained and ready to cope with a whole range of emergencies, not just fire. These include: road, rail or air crashes, floods, chemical spills and even terrorist attack.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority is an independent body with a legal duty to provide a fire and rescue service that meets the needs of local communities.  It also has responsibilities regarding the enforcement of fire prevention, petroleum and explosives legislation.

The authority is made up of 22 people who are appointed annually by the county’s five district councils: Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Wakefield and Calderdale.

It has been a pioneer in developing many of the community fire safety programmes which now lie at the heart of the national drive towards fire service modernisation.  It is committed to a huge expansion of this type of work in the future.

The authority serves a population of more than two million spread over an area of almost 800 square miles.  Fire cover is provided 24-hours per day, every day of the year.

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Ambition and Aim

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service strives to achieve our ambition and aim.  To support this, we have four strategic priorities underpinned by objectives to achieve our ambition for the communi...

Prevent, Protect, Respond

We operate and provide to the people of West Yorkshire, a professional and skilled emergency response service 24 hours per day, every day of the year, as well as providing a range of other services...

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Our Statutory Duties

Statement of Purpose The Statement of Purpose reflects the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the National Framework in setting down West Yorkshi...

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Why we're excellent

We are making West Yorkshire Safer… Over the last 10 years we have surpassed all expectations by exceeding targets for reducing malicious fires, arson and the number of deaths and injuries caused ...

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Communication and Engagement

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority regularly engages with the communities of West Yorkshire in order to give local people the opportunity to tell us what they think about the services provide...