Our Ambition:

Making West Yorkshire Safer

Our Aim:

To improve community safety and wellbeing and reduce the risk to life, property and the environment from fire and other emergencies.

We Will:
  1. Invest in our estate in Birkenshaw to provide a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, headquarters, training centre and new fire station.
  2. Prepare and respond effectively to incidents caused by extreme weather.
  3. Implement learning from the Grenfell Inquiry to improve how we respond to high-rise emergencies.
  4. use Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) inspection and assessment programme as a foundation to implement our improvement action plans to deliver an outstanding service.
  5. Implement the new, approved Fire Standards to ensure the Service is demonstrating its commitment to continuous improvement.
  6. Embed and share the learning from the Coronavirus pandemic internally and with our partners.
  7. Engage with the community to inform our firefighter recruitment campaign to improve the diversity of our workforce.
  8. Maximise the health, safety and wellbeing of all our staff by investing in innovative fire station and fire engine design.
  9. Continue to engage with owners of high-rise residential buildings to ensure they are aware of the duties placed on them through new regulations which aim to make buildings safer for residents.