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.

They are responsible for taking part in drill training, taking part in scenarios, attending lectures, maintaining, cleaning and testing fire service equipment and performing general station routines. This ensures they maintain their competence levels.

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