19 Jun 2018
Firefighters and support staff at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) have been commended for their hard work and dedication at the brigades Long Service Awards. Nineteen operational…
01 Jun 2018
Stefan Taylor, who is a Firefighter on Dewsbury Fire Station’s Blue Watch, was on holiday with his young family when a near tragedy happened when a three year old boy…
21 May 2018
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Youth Intervention Team were incredibly proud to support 30 ‘young firefighters’ at their pass out parade at Wakefield Fire Station on Thursday evening (May…
17 May 2018
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) would like to wish the Muslim communities of West Yorkshire ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ and offer them support and advice as they observe the holy…
30 Apr 2018
On Friday (April 27, 2018) the House of Commons approved the Third Reading of the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill. The bill now progresses to the House of Lords. The…
26 Apr 2018
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) staff started the ‘Biker Down’ awareness course around 18 months ago to help keep motorcyclists safe on the roads. And now that Summer…
25 Apr 2018
West Yorkshire’s three blue lights are standing together in support of new laws which will give emergency service workers better protection against attacks while on duty. The Assaults on Emergency…
11 Apr 2018
A family had a lucky escape yesterday after a fire broke out in the early morning in their home in Drighlington. The family of five were asleep at their home in…
27 Mar 2018
Twenty-year-old Lou Evans was rescued from the River Aire in Leeds in the early hours of March 3rd after a night out on the town ended in disaster. The young…
16 Mar 2018
Christina Nugent applied to become a firefighter 10 years ago and hasn’t looked back since – in fact the mum-of-two wishes she had done it sooner! Christina is now 51-years-old…
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Odsal Fire Station, built in 1965, is situated to the south of Bradford and serves an area with a wide diversity of people and risks. There is a population of 98,944 and the area incorporates 39,582 dwellings. Odsal has one fire appliance, one prime mover vehicle which can carry a demountable specialist support unit and a Logistics Support Vehicle. The team is made up of a station commander and 24 firefighters.
Odsal personnel are committed to improving the service provided to the local community and the people of West Yorkshire. The service is enhanced by providing continuing training, improved communications and better inter-agency co-ordination. Co-operation is encouraged between key partners to make West Yorkshire safer. The development of close working relationships with these partners and agencies enable Odsal personnel to better serve and protect the people, homes and businesses of Odsal and West Yorkshire. These partnerships allow the identification of people at risk and the most vulnerable members of society. The correct support and assistance can then be provided by ensuring relevant information is available to those agencies that can provide the greatest help and assistance.
The community fire safety strategy aims to reduce the number of fires which will save lives and improve the environment. Home fire safety policies allow the opportunity to provide free smoke detectors. Odsal personnel constantly look at ways to reach those most in need and strive to achieve the ultimate goal of protection for every domestic property in West Yorkshire.
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