Firefighting Artefact

restored to former glory

A brass mobilising control panel from the old Bradford Central Fire Station, once in Nelson Street, has been lovingly restored.

Former Bradford Fireman Gordon Redmond recently visited the panel along with others who lived or worked on site during the 1950s/1960s. Find out more.

Council pledge

fire safety

Leeds City Council (LCC) has signed a new four-year agreement demonstrating its commitment to improving fire safety arrangements across all areas of the council.

Picture, left to right, Cllr Peter  Gruen, Deputy  Leader  of  LCC, Dave Walton, Assistant Chief for WYFRS, Tom Riordan Chief Executive LCC, and Cllr John Hardy, lead for Health and Safety LCC. Find out more

New Fire Control

Official Opening by Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire

Lord-Lieutenant Dr Ingrid Roscoe has officially opened the new state-of-the-art Command and Control Centre in Leeds.

After 40 years at our Brigade Headquarters in Birkenshaw, Control will move to its new home this summer. Find out more.

Images of Fire

Book Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

Images of Fire, 'Into action with West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service,' is a commemorative collection of photographs launched this April to mark 40 years since the brigade formed.

Click here to find out more.

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  • 16 Apr

    Former Bradford Firemen Reunite After More Than 50 Years

    Firefighting history was brought to life as former firemen who lived and worked on the old Bradford Central Fire Station, once in Nelson Street, met up again over 50 years later. The ‘firemen’ as...

  • 14 Apr

    Fire highlights importance of candle safety

        Candle safety advice has been issued following a Bradford fire in which an elderly woman was badly injured. The fire happened at property in the Ravenscliffe area in the early hours of...

  • 10 Apr

    Council signs up to fire safety agreement

    Leeds City Council has signed a new four-year agreement demonstrating its commitment to improving fire safety arrangements across all areas of the council. On Wednesday 2 April, the council...

  • 9 Apr

    Firefighter battling brain tumour in charity fundraiser for children with cancer

    Watch Commander Andy Wooler’s life was turned upside down last year when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour after suffering from seizures out of the blue. The brave 45-year-old dad, who...