02 Aug 2018
‘Fire doesn’t discriminate and neither do we’ are the words embossed on the lockers of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (WYFRS) newly customised fire engine, unveiled today (02/08) at…
06 Dec 2017
Festive revellers in Leeds are being warned to act responsibly near water during their night out, as part of a national charity’s Don’t Drink and Drown campaign. The campaign, run…
23 Nov 2017
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) are working together with Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids for the third year running to support the largest annual Christmas toy appeal in…
01 Nov 2017
Firefighters from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) endured an evening of being attacked by fireworks and stones this Halloween. Throughout the evening crews came under attack on six…
13 Oct 2017
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (WYFRA) has invested over £500,000 in new power boats, flood response vehicles and protective kit to enhance West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s…
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…
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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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