From the District
The people of Bradford can be assured that we are making the district a safer place to live and work.
We have set out plans to prioritise our services in the community over the coming year and we would encourage you to take a look at these plans in detail.
Bradford Risk Reduction Plan 2013-14 and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Action Plan for 2013-14
In the coming year we will ensure our resources are targeted in the appropriate areas to ensure the greatest effectiveness in reducing the numbers of fires and other incidents.
Our priorities are as follows:
- to deliver a proactive fire prevention and protection programme. Stopping fires before they occur is our first priority. To date, our actions have delivered significant success and we want to build upon this. We believe our successful community safety strategy lies in the links we maintain with our partners and we plan to strengthen and increase these to deliver a professional and resilient emergency response service
- to provide a safe, competent and diverse workforce
- to provide effective and ethical governance and achieve value for money in managing resources.
New Appliances for Bradford District
Fire Response Unit
Fairweather Green (FWG) Fire station has recently taken ownership of a new Fire Response Unit (FRU). This vehicle based at FWG will operate throughout the Bradford district within a designated area. Its primary role is to tackle small fires, car fires and attend certain automatic fire alarm actuations. This allows for other appliances to be available for more serious incidents. FRUs are staffed 24hrs a day 7 days a week.
A resilience pump has been provided on two stations within the Bradford District, Keighley and Bradford. These pumps will provide fire cover in areas of the District/County where emergency cover is depleted. Resilience pumps are not continually staffed but will be activated during periods of anticipated (e.g. training exercises) or unexpected high levels of operational activity and in response to significant events which could affect emergency response; such as wide area flooding, bonfire night, periods of bad weather or spate conditions. These pumps can be staffed within an hours notice.
About this district
The Bradford district is in the north west of the county. It covers an area of approximately 140 square miles and has a population of more than 500,000.
It is ethnically, culturally and geographically diverse. Bradford district is also an economically challenged area, containing a large range of socio-economic groups from the wealthy to the very deprived.
These factors create a wide variety of risk profiles that we must monitor carefully through operational staff in conjunction with a dedicated community safety team, arson task force and fire safety department. Much of the effectiveness of the district’s community safety strategy lies in the links with local authority partners.
Bradford District Stats
Size of Area 140 miles2
11 Fire Appliances
189 Fires Put-out
Stats from September 13
Fire stations in this district
Bingley Fire Station, built in 1972, is situated to the north of Bradford and covers Bingley town centre and the surrounding villages which incorporate 12,416 dwellings. The area, which has a popu...
Bradford Fire Station is situated at Leeds Road and was built in 2007. The station area covers the city centre, Manningham, Barkerend, Holmewood, West and East Bowling, Little Horton, Thornbury an...
Fairweather Green Fire Station, built in 1963, is situated at Thornton Road, Fairweather Green. The Station, managed by the station commander (who also manages Odsal) has 36 firefighters plus supp...
Haworth Fire Station is situated on Station Road and was built in 1965. The station is managed by the station commander who is also responsible for Silsden and Keighley Fire Stations.
Idle Fire Station, situated on Highfield Road was built in 1956 and comprises offices, training and accommodation facilities and an appliance room that houses one water ladder fire appliance. The ...
Ilkley Fire Station, built in 1975, lies at the northern end of the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority boundary. It borders North Yorkshire stations Skipton and Harrogate. Ilkley Fire Stati...
Keighley Fire Station was built in 1964 and borders with both Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Keighley has a population of 50,972 and the area incorp...
Odsal Fire Station, built in 1965, is situated to the south of Bradford and serves an area with a wide diversity of people and risks. There is a population of 98,944 and the area incorporates 39,5...
Shipley Fire Station is situated on Saltaire Road. The station was built in 1977 and comprises offices, training and accommodation facilities and an appliance room that houses one water ladder fir...
Silsden Fire Station, built in 1973 serves a population of 12,267 in an area incorporating 5232 dwellings. The station is managed by a station commander who is also responsible for Keighley fire st...