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  • 16:15 15 Jul

    Road Traffic Collision – Kirkstall

    Abbey Walk junction Abbey Road, Kirkstall, Leeds

    1 car involved in road traffic collision – on its side.  1 person trapped and extricated by fire service.  2 casualties taken to hospital by ambulance   Pumps attended from…

  • 12:52 14 Jul

    6 pump building fire – Illingworth area

    Keighley Road, Illingworth, Halifax

    Derelict school building – Make pumps 6 and 1 aerial – building of 2 floors – 50m x 50m – fire located in ground floor and roof void – 6…

  • 00:47 14 Jul

    Rescue from Water – Holmfirth Area

    Miry Lane, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth

    2 casualties in the river, rescued by fire crews and handed over to paramedics on scene Appliances from Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Rastrick and Ossett attended

  • 22:18 13 Jul

    Flat fire, persons reported – Leeds area

    Clarendon Road, Leeds

    Fire in kitchen, 2 hose reels and 4 breathing apparatus used. 1 adult male was rescued by fire service personnel, he was suffering from effects of smoke inhalation and was…

  • 20:23 10 Jul

    Rescue from height – Leeds area

    Woodhouse Ridge, Meanwood, Leeds

    An emergency call was received from two teenagers who were unable to get down from a ledge up a steep slope in the woods at Woodhouse Ridge, Meanwood, Leeds.  Fire…

  • 28 Jun

    Fire Authority Appoints New Chair

    Dewsbury West Councillor Darren O’Donovan is the new leader of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (WYFRA). Cllr O’Donovan succeeds Judith Hughes, who announced she would not be standing for…

  • 25 Jun

    Otley on-call firefighter celebrates 20 years service

    An on-call firefighter has been rewarded for his dedication after spending 20 years protecting his local community. James Utley (pictured below, right with the Lord Lieutenant) has now worked at…

  • 18 Jun

    Emergency Services Show comes back for 2019!

    On Saturday 13th July West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) will be welcoming back the Emergency Services Show at our headquarters in Birkenshaw, from 11.30am – 4.30pm. The fantastic…

  • 13 Feb

    In celebration of LGBT History Month 2017

    Author: Dave Walton

    You may have seen a tweet that I posted last week that celebrated the good work that we have been doing in raising the profile of some of our work…

  • 02 Feb

    Time to Talk

    Author: Dave Walton

    I’ve slipped out of the blogging habit of late, and I’m going to try and put that right. There are numerous reasons (or excuses), but the bottom line is that…

  • 07 Jul

    Our Local Resilience Forum

    Author: Dave Walton

    I chaired a meeting of the West Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum today at our HQ. It struck me as I was listening to the various contributions that not many people will…