West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service News

Fire Sprinkler Saves People From Fire That Broke Out In Industrial Buildings At Hull

When a fire broke out on site, more than 400 staff were evacuated in less than three minutes from the Hull factory of offsite specialist Walker Modular. Five fire engines were called to the scene after the alarm was raised at the bathroom pod manufacturer. Company owner Shane Walker told the Enquirer: “I’m so proud of my staff and the fire service for dealing so well with a difficult situation. We liaised with the fire service when we designed the factory and all the fire suppressio...

West Yorkshire Fire And Rescue Service Suggests Businesses To Review Their Fire Systems Before Lockdown Relaxations

WYFRS recommends to review the fire assessment as soon as possible after everyone returns from lockdown and systems and provisions are maintained to check they are working correctly. Stephen Adams, Chief Executive – BAFE, commented: “We are pleased to see Fire and Rescue Service information mirrors what BAFE has been advising as we begin the process of returning to a ‘new normal’. Many business premises will have changed the way they operate due to new coronavirus safety...

BAFSA Reports Devastating Fire In Commercial Bakery

West Yorkshire Fire was first called to a fire at 1317 today, on the ground floor of the Speedibake building on Chald Lane in Wakefield. By 1550, 75% of the ground floor had become consumed by the fire. About 140 firefighters were at the scene from across the country and it is clear the fire service was stretched for available water using a nearby park lake to secure additional supplies for their efforts. There were no reported injuries. Fire Service Statement In a statement released at 1800,...

British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association Reports About Industrial Buildings Saved By Sprinklers

When a fire broke out on site, more than 400 staff were evacuated in less than three minutes from the Hull factory of offsite specialist Walker Modular. Five fire engines were called to the scene after the alarm was raised at the bathroom pod manufacturer. Company owner Shane Walker told the Enquirer, “I’m so proud of my staff and the fire service for dealing so well with a difficult situation. We liaised with the fire service when we designed the factory and all the fire suppressio...

Ferno Donates Scoop Stretchers To West Yorkshire’s Firefighters

The donation is to ensure that West Yorkshire’s firefighters are using the most-advanced rescue and recovery equipment West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Services has received a specialist scoop stretcher from Ferno, the world leading manufacturer of medical equipment to the emergency services. Cleckheaton-based Ferno has donated a Scoop 65 EXL to West Yorkshire’s firefighters to help them develop their training programme and to ensure they are using the most-ad...

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Adopts Bristol As Its New Partner For Structural Fire Kit

The kit will represent a marked contrast with the previous PPE which incorporated outer fabric West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS), one of the country’s largest fire services, is adopting Bristol as its new partner for the supply of its next generation structural fire kit. The new kit for West Yorkshire’s 1300 firefighters is being rolled out during January. Following intensive product assessments of available alternatives, Bristol’s Ergotech Ac...

West Yorkshire Fire And Rescue Chose Chubb To Service Fire Alarms

Chubb is proud to continue its long running working relationship with the Fire and Rescue Service Chubb fire will continue its service of fire alarms at brigade headquarters with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Chubb Fire has extended its contract with the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to include the servicing of fire alarms at the brigade headquarters and 37 stations. Chubb Fire is a business subsidiary of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologi...

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