Grass fires

Summer safety

During the summer months the fire service often sees a rise in moorland and grass fires.

Wildfires can be unpredictable and burn quickly and furiously, requiring a lot of valuable resources and time to put out.

Watch our top tips on how to prevent them breaking out! 

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Smoke alarms

Save lives

In West Yorkshire, 29% of smoke alarms fail to operate, mostly because of missing or flat batteries.

Test the batteries in your smoke alarm every week, it could save your life.

Find out more about fire safety in the home.

Smoke Alarm

Firefighter strike ends


During the recent eight day firefighter strike action we received 193 calls and contingency crews attended 95 incidents.

Many calls were duplicates or of a minor nature where advice was given.

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Safeguard you, your family and your home

Emergency Fire Crew Vacancies

We are inviting further applications to bolster our on-going contingency plans to help keep the communities of West Yorkshire safe in the event of further strikes by Firefighters.

Can you support your Fire Service and the communities of West Yorkshire in challenging circumstances?

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  • News Articles

  • 21 Jul

    Final day of firefighter strike in eight day series

    This evening’s firefighter strike, between 1700 and 1900 hrs, completed an eight day series of industrial action taken by members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue...

  • 20 Jul

    Round up of incidents during strike

    A Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike took place between 1700 and 1900 hrs today (Sunday, July 20).  During the two hour period West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) received 17 calls and...

  • 19 Jul

    Saturday's strike ends without major incident

    A Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike took place between 1100 and 1300 hrs today (Saturday, July 19). During the two hour period West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) received nine calls....

  • 19 Jul

    Quiet Friday night during strikes

    A Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike took place between 2300 hrs last night (Friday, July 18) and 0100 hrs today (Saturday, July 19). Our contingency plans allowed for 22 engines to cover the...