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  • 18 Jul 2019

    Fire Service launches #BeMoorAware campaign after string of devastating wildfires

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has today launched a hard-hitting campaign to prevent moorland fires this summer – after a series of blazes in the first half of…

  • 02 Jul 2019

    Bradford brings in BBQ ban on moorland

      Bradford Council has brought in a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which bans barbeques, fires, sky lanterns, fireworks and other dangerous items from moorland across the district. The…

  • 28 Jun 2019

    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 2019

    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 2019

    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…

  • 17 Jun 2019

    Committed staff recognised at our Long Service Awards

    Operational firefighters and fire and rescue service staff have been honoured for their dedication to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) at our Long Service Awards. A ceremony took…

  • 14 Jun 2019

    Water rescue? Call Fire and Rescue!

    Firefighters are urging the public to remember to ask for the fire service alongside paramedics if they see someone in trouble in water. Crews are reporting that precious minutes are…

  • 14 Jun 2019

    Work starts on new Wakefield Fire Station

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is pleased to announce that construction has begun on the new Wakefield Fire Station, located on Brunswick Street. The £2.9 million project will…

  • 12 Jun 2019

    Praise for Good Samaritans after Leeds water rescue

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is extending thanks to two men who helped crews in a water rescue in Leeds yesterday morning (11.06.19). Hayden Harris, a passenger in…

  • 10 Jun 2019

    HMICFRS to visit WYFRS

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are pleased to welcome inspectors from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) this week. Fire and Rescue Services around the…