Fire Protection

Protecting the community from the risk of fire is one of our key responsibilities.

As part of our operational team, you’ll visit commercial premises to help keep West Yorkshire a safer place to live and work in.

Your role will be to:

  • Offer fire safety advice so businesses operate safely and legally
  • Check that people can leave a building safely if a fire occurred
  • Learn about the layout and construction of buildings
  • Become aware how different industries operate and control their hazards
  • Learn about installations in buildings to help firefighters deal with incidents
  • Gather information to help with incident pre-planning


A Crew Commander visited a wholesale warehouse and noticed excessive storage of fireworks around bonfire night. It turned out the warehouse was storing up to five times more stock than the regulations allowed.

The fireworks were promptly relocated and the danger to the public was removed. This was a good call as, should a fire have occurred, there would have been an extreme risk to firefighters. This led to the company being prosecuted under the Fire safety Order (first time) article 16 as the company failed to inform the relevant authorities.


for more details on all sections, please refer to Your
Guide to Joining WYFRS as a Firefighter booklet.


Your Next Step

Being a firefighter involves making a commitment. The training and dedication
to the role is demanding, but the role provides real rewards.

Join our professional team and make a difference in the West Yorkshire community today. We’ll help you uncover strengths you didn’t even know you had and you’ll soon start noticing the benefits.

See the various stages of the recruitment and selection process here.



If you have any questions, there are a few ways you can contact us

Register your interest in becoming a West Yorkshire firefighter