Open tenders for the supply of goods and services to the Authority will be advertised on our ‘Applications to Tender’ page of our website.
Information of the Authority’s Procurement Policy and Strategy are also available by using the ‘Applications to Tender’ link above.
To access a copy of a map showing the location of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters together with directions of how to find us please use the following link:
West Yorkshire Fire – HQ Location
Address: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Oakroyd Hall, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY
(For visitors using Sat Nav please use the Post Code: BD11 2LS)
The smoke detection fitted by West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service is made by Fire Angel who provide us with a 10 year Warranty. The detector bleep can be silenced for 8 hours by pressing the central button on the device once (you can use a brush or mop handle to save stretching to do this).
A bleeping detector is designed to last at least 30 days after the first bleep and will still operate normally in the event of it identifying smoke.
If the device is still within the 10 year Warranty period, you should contact Fire Angel on their free phone technical support number: 0800 141 2561 during normal working hours.
If the device is faulty, they will supply a replacement device in exchange for the faulty one.
If your device has been supplied by another agency or has been purchased from a retailer, you should contact either the installer or the manufacturer shown on the device.
If your device has just been fitted by West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, the strobe pad may flash a yellow light for up to 72 hours whilst the units back up battery is charging. The device itself is mains powered and will still function if smoke is detected.
Check that the device is still plugged in correctly. If the unit has lost power, it will need to recharge and causing the yellow light to flash until it is fully charged again.
If this fault light is flashing beyond the initial 72 hour period after fitting, please contact the station or Fire Prevention staff member that fitted the device and they will attend and provide support.
The unit carries a 10 year Warranty but will require its back up battery to be replaced at around 5 years of age. A new battery can be requested and will be sent out to you free of charge by contacting Fire Angel on their free phone technical support number: 0800 141 2561 during normal working hours. If the fault persists, a member of West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service will arrange to visit you to provide assistance.
If you are planning any controlled burning please inform us using the Control Administration line:
Some of our stations do offer the use of community rooms; details of those stations that do are as follows:-
If you wish to book a room, you would need to contact the relevant station direct. Please click on the following Related Pages link which takes you direct to our website stations page whereby you can find the relevant contact details.
Our Visual Services Department do hold photos and DVD footage, however, in order for us to respond to this type of request we would require specific information (ie. name/date/location etc) and we may also require a fee to release the information. In addition, exemptions in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 may also apply.
If you do hold the specific information above and wish to submit a formal request, please do so by using the relevant form below:
Information Request Form
For further information regarding Freedom of Information Requests, exemptions and possible charges, please click on the Related Pages link below:
Unfortunately, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service do not participate in firefighter exchange programs.
Unfortunately, we do not offer work experience placements mainly due to health and safety reasons.
However, if you are interested in a career with us – either as a Firefighter, or in a Support role, then please visit our Careers pages, or contact us.
The Firefighters Charity welcome any kind of support and donations can be made by sending a brief covering letter with a cheque made payable to “The Firefighters Charity”. Please ensure such cheques are sent to the Finance Department, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Oakroyd Hall, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY.
Alternatively, you can also make a donation via The Firefighters Charity website by clicking on the link below and selecting the ‘Donate Now’ button.
The Firefighters Charity
Yes we do allow visits to stations for the general public and groups of children, however, you must telephone first to make an appointment direct with the station in order to arrange a convenient date and time.
Please be aware visits may be affected or cancelled at late notice due to the Firefighting Crews’ operational commitments, such as attending emergency calls.
Please use the Related Pages link below to access the Your Area pages of this website. Once there you can then identify your district and your local station and find the relevant contact details.
If you have any difficulties, please telephone Headquarters during normal office hours on 01274 682311.
Specialised alarm products include Easy Access alarms, bright stickers to attach to alarms, Strobe Lights and Vibrating Pad Alarms. Your local fire station will be able to advise on these products or help with installation.
Further information and support is provided by the following organisations:
Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Telephone: 0845 766 9999
Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID)
Telephone: 0808 808 0123
Textphone: 0808 808 9000
The Government’s “Fire Kills” website: www.direct.gov.uk/firekills
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service will, subject to an initial assessment, arrange to visit you at home and carry out a ‘Safe & Well’ visit. As part of this process, we may fit a range of free interventions including smoke detection, to help you reduce the risk of fire in your home.
Visits are carried out seven days a week, from 9am to 9pm.
For more information on ‘Safe & Well visits’ and how to request one click here.