Our firefighters have one of the most respected jobs within the community: responding to incidents, preventing them from happening and protecting West Yorkshire citizens and property.
They work alongside other services, whether they’re part of local government provision – such as Social Services – or one of our blue light partners, the Police or Ambulance service.
Wholetime firefighters are permanently based at, and mobilised from a fire station.
They respond to incidents ranging from house, commercial/industrial and rubbish fires, rescuing people or animals, road traffic accidents, dealing with hazardous materials and floods, to salvage operations.
They also have an important role to play in delivering the organisation’s fire prevention and protection programmes. Our firefighters also work closely with members of West Yorkshire communities to prevent fires and accidents from starting. This includes carrying out community safety checks and fire safety inspections, visiting homes, schools, community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses throughout West Yorkshire.