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From the District

District Commander Andrew Farrell

The people of Leeds can be assured that we are making the district a safer place to live and work.

We have set out plans to prioritise our services in the community over the coming year and we would encourage you to take a look at these plans in detail.

Leeds District Action Plan 2018-2019

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Action Plan 2018-2019

Our priorities are to:

  • Deliver a proactive community safety programme, In simple terms, we want to prevent fires occurring in the first place. To date, our actions have been extremely successful in this area and we have saved lives. This year we will expand the scope of previous prevention campaigns. Our actions will focus more on working in partnership to support the wider health and social care agenda. The overall aim of this work is to continue reducing fire risk, while improving quality of life for the most vulnerable members of our communities
  • Deliver a professional and resilient emergency response service
  • Provide a safe skilled workforce that serves the needs of a diverse community
  • Provide effective and ethical governance and achieve value for money

The Leeds District Team continues to work with our partners in support of our goal to make Leeds a safer place to live. As part of our commitment to community safety and partnership working, we continue to work closely with Leeds City Council, Leeds and York NHS Foundation Trust and the HM Prison Service. Prevention Staff and Operational Crews are now delivering safe and well visits to the most vulnerable people within our communities. We also continue to work with the River Side Safety Group by developing and delivering initiatives to prevent loss of life or injury in the River Aire.

Operational crews continue to prepare and respond to the wide range of risks that face our communities. Crews recently carried out a series of building fire exercises which focused on the use of Breathing Apparatus and Fire Fighter safety. We are currently developing an exercise to test our ability to deliver vast amounts of water to an incident ground using a number of Fire Appliances and a High Volume Pump. This tactical procedure is known as a Water Relay which we tend to use at larger fires or incidents in remote areas where water is often in short supply.

About this district

Leeds district covers an area of approximately 213 square miles with a population of 750,000, made up of 130 different nationalities.

Leeds is the most important financial, legal and business centre outside London.

There are a number of high risk sites, including two major hospitals, two large sports stadiums and a number of large shopping outlets. The area’s main transport links are Leeds Bradford International Airport, Leeds Railway Station, the M1, M62 and M621 motorways and A1 trunk road.

Leeds District

Population 750,000+

Size of Area 213 miles2

Fire stations in this district

External view of Cookridge fire station

Cookridge

Cookridge Fire Station was constructed in 1990 and the station area covers the north western part of Leeds that includes the mainly residential locations of Cookridge, Tinshill, Holt Park, Ireland Wood, Horsforth,…

External view of Garforth fire station

Garforth

Garforth Station, built in 1985, this includes the mainly residential areas of Garforth, Swillington, Allerton Bywater, Great Preston and Little Preston, bordering with North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Garforth…

External view of Hunslet fire station

Hunslet

Located on Dewsbury Road, and built in 1964, Hunslet fire station covers the residential areas of Beeston, Cross Flatts, Holbeck, Middleton, Belle Isle and the new high rise developments that…

Killingbeck Fire Station

Killingbeck

Killingbeck Fire Station, opened on 6th October 2015, is located on the A64 York Road and allows easy access to East Leeds and the City Centre.  The station also provides effective…

External view of Leeds fire station

Leeds

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…

External view of Moortown fire station

Moortown

Moortown Fire Station, built in 1956, is situated at the Harrogate Road end of Stonegate Road. It houses one operational wholetime fire appliance. The station is staffed by a station…

External view of Morley fire station

Morley

Morley Fire Station is located on Corporation Street and was built in 1961. Morley station covers the area of Morley and locations of Drighlington, Gildersome, Churwell, West and East Ardsley,…

External view of Otley fire station

Otley

Otley Fire Station covers the town of Otley and also the wider area of Menston, Weston and Askwith. The station is managed by a station commander and is staffed by a…

External view of Rawdon fire station

Rawdon

Rawdon Fire Station was built in 1974 and serves the areas of Rawdon, Yeadon, Guiseley, Hawksworth, Menston and parts of Apperley Bridge. The station is situated on Green Lane and…

Rothwell

Rothwell Fire Station, which has recently been re-built, is located on Carlton Lane. The previous 1963 station building was demolished in 2014 and a brand new facility was built on the…

External view of Stanningley fire station

Stanningley

Stanningley Fire Station is located at the junction of Stanningley Road and Swinnow Lane and covers the western part of Leeds, which includes the mainly residential areas of Pudsey, Bramley,…

External view of Wetherby fire station

Wetherby

Wetherby Fire Station, built in 1957, is situated in the centre of the small market town and houses one operational fire appliance that is staffed on the day crew system….

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