From the District
The people of Leeds 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.
Leeds District Action Plan 2015-2016 and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Service Plan 2015-2020.
Our priorities are:
- to deliver a proactive fire prevention and protection programme. In simple terms, we want to prevent fires occurring in the first place. To date, our actions have been extremely successful in this area and we have saved lives. We intend to work with partner agencies and target those most at risk to continue this programme
- 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.
What's happening in the Leeds District
March 31st Saw the Start of Command Leadership & Management Trial
Leeds District has been Piloting the Command Leadership and Functional Management trial. This has seen both Assistant District Commanders and Watch Managers at various stations across the district trialling new methods of working whilst maintaining high standards and making efficiency savings across the District. The trial is scheduled to run until mid-2015 when it will be fully evaluated.
Cold Cut Cobra trial to be held in May
Since spring 2014 Leeds District has been working in conjunction with Leeds City Council to provide venues incorporating a live fire scenario to trial Cold Cut Cobra. The new equipment is now fully operational and based at Gipton Station it offers real safety benefits for both public and fire-fighters.
Private Rented Sector Project
Leeds District is working in partnership with LCC to address fire risk within private rented accommodation. We have two members of prevention staff dedicated to working within Leeds City Council Housing Standards Department to target private rented accommodation. Furthermore, in partnership with WYFRS, Leeds City Council have been awarded funding from DCLG use full title to target private rented flats above commercial premises in three areas of the city.
Training External Front Line Staff to Improve Partnerships
Leeds district Prevention staff have delivered hazard spotting and home fire safety check awareness training to over four hundred front line staff from a range of services in Leeds. We are currently exploring innovative ways of training key front line staff; in addition we are now able to provide a bespoke training package that can be delivered by agencies direct to their own staff.
Leeds District Second WYFRS Staff
In an innovative move Leeds District have seconded two Watch Managers from WYFRS, one has recently joined Leeds City Council in Adult Social Care and the other has moved in to the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We aim to raise the “fire agenda” from within these organisations and ultimately effectively support and assist those at risk living within our communities. This new fully joined up approach will ensure we are supporting those at the greatest risk.
If you have concerns about fire safety in your home, WYFRS fire-fighters can carry out a free home fire safety check in your home. Crews will advise you on fire safety, the type, number and location of smoke detection, including fitting them where required.
- Don’t leave cooking unattended and never cook after drinking alcohol
- Never smoke in bed and always dispose of cigarettes carefully
- Never leave electrical items switched on overnight and don’t overload sockets
- Never place tea light candles on soft or combustible surfaces. Always place them in a candle holder
- Never leave candles burning when you go to bed and take extra care when pets are around candles
- Drive within the speed limit, avoid distractions at the wheel, stay patient and always wear your seatbelt
- Ensure you have smoke detectors fitted in your home and test them every week
- If you know someone who struggles to test their smoke alarm, could you test it for them? You could save their life!
Click on the link to view our Safety Message - http://www.westyorksfire.gov.uk/safety-campaigns/safeguard-you-your-family-and-your-home
About this district
Leeds district covers an area of approximately 213 square miles with a population of 750,000, made up of 130 different nationalities.
Leeds is the most important financial, legal and business centre outside London.
There are a number of high risk sites, including two major hospitals, two large sports stadiums and a number of large shopping outlets. The area’s main transport links are Leeds Bradford International Airport, Leeds Railway Station, the M1, M62 and M621 motorways and A1 trunk road.
Leeds is home to the successful East Leeds Young Firefighters scheme, based at Gipton Fire Station and the district includes a community safety department and arson task force.
Size of Area 213 miles2
Fire stations in this district
Cookridge is in fire service terms a relatively new station although having been constructed in 1990 it is now 20 years since opening. The station area covers the north western part of Leeds which ...
Garforth Station, built in 1985, serves a population of 45,297 people and covers the eastern part of Leeds district which is approximately 34.70 square miles. This includes the mainly residential a...
Gipton Fire Station, built in 1937, is situated on Gipton Approach, off the A64 on the east side of Leeds. The station has two appliances and is staffed 24 hours a day. The team is made up of a sta...
Located on Dewsbury Road, Hunslet covers the residential areas of Beeston, Cross Flatts, Holbeck, Middleton, Belle Isle and the new high rise developments that border the River Aire. There is a pop...
Leeds Fire Station provides an excellent service to the local community and the people of West Yorkshire. The station serves a population of 65,526 and the area incorporates 29,238 dwellings. The t...
Moortown Fire Station, built in 1956, is situated at the Harrogate Road end of Stonegate Road. It houses one operational wholetime fire appliance. The station is staffed by a station commander (who...
Morley Fire Station is located on Corporation Street and was built in 1961. The station protects a population of 57,677 people and covers the area of Morley and locations of Drighlington, Gildersom...
Otley Fire Station covers the town of Otley and also the wider area of Menston, Weston and Askwith. The station area is approximately seven square miles. The station is managed by a station command...
Rawdon Fire Station was built in 1974 and serves an area of approximately sixteen square miles including the areas of Rawdon, Yeadon, Guiseley, Hawksworth, Menston and parts of Apperley Bridge. The...
Rothwell Fire Station, built in 1963, is located on Carlton Lane. The station protects a population of 35,127 people and covers the area of Rothwell and locations of Thorpe, Robin Hood, John O'Gaun...
Stanks station, built in 1973, serves a population of over 42,452 people, covering approximately 14.39 square miles which includes the mainly residential areas of Whinmoor, Swarcliffe, Whitkirk, Co...
Stanningley Fire Station is located at the junction of Stanningley Road and Swinnow Lane and covers the western part of Leeds, which includes the mainly residential areas of Pudsey, Bramley, Armley...
Wetherby Fire Station, built in 1957, is situated in the centre of the small market town and houses one operational fire appliance that is staffed on the day crew system. The station commander (who...