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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service area
Coverage
Area West Yorkshire
Size 800 miles²
Population 2,000,000
Operations
Formed 1974
HQ Birkenshaw, Bradford
Staff 1,915
Stations 48
Co-responder No
Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling
Website West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Fire authority West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is the county-wide, statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, England. It is administered by a joint authority of 22 people who are appointed annually from the five metropolitan boroughs of West Yorkshire, known as the Fire and Rescue Authority.

West Yorkshire covers an area of approximately 800 square miles (2,100 km2) which includes remote moorland, rural villages, large towns and cities as well as Leeds Bradford International Airport.[1] The fire and rescue service's headquarters is located at Oakroyd Hall, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, Bradford.

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Fire stations

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service operates 48 fire stations, of which 32 are crewed day and night (wholetime), two are day crewed (Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 18:00) and the remainder are crewed by retained firefighters who live near to their fire station and can arrive there within five minutes of a call being received.[2]

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Wholetime

Day crewed

Retained

See also

References

  1. ^ "About Us". www.westyorksfire.gov.uk. http://www.westyorksfire.gov.uk/aboutUs/au_general.htm. Retrieved 2009-11-23.  
  2. ^ "Stations". www.westyorksfire.gov.uk. http://www.westyorksfire.gov.uk/aboutUs/au_stations.htm. Retrieved 2009-11-23.  

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