West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

West Yorkshire Fire Service work in partnership with local authorities, the environment agency, other blue light services and third sector colleagues to inform, prepare, prevent and respond to flooding emergencies.

West Yorkshire fire service pumping flood water out of properties.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s ambition is to make West Yorkshire safer.

It’s important that you know the risk of flooding in your area, prepare where necessary and act safely if flooding occurs.

During flooding West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service:

  • Have plans in place to ensure a response to fires, road traffic collisions and other emergency types during flooding
  • Prioritise calls where lives may be at risk through a risk of fire or other emergencies. Where lives are not at immediate risk, our partner organisations may be better placed to help
  • Will rescue people who are at risk and assist with evacuations of buildings
  • Will work with the Local Resilience Forum, community safety partnerships and partner organisations to protect important sites such as hospitals and power stations
  • Will work with other organisations such as blue light partners and utility companies to ensure public safety
Firefighter hosing down flood residue.

After flooding and during recovery West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service:

  • Can pump out water from buildings although this may not always be appropriate. If your property is surrounded by water, or the water table is high, the water will return
  • Will give advice about making properties safe and secure
  • Can temporarily make structures safe where life is at risk

In a non-emergency situation, the use of WYFRS pumping equipment may incur a charge as a Special Service Call. A breakdown of these charges can be found here.

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service works closely with other agencies to deliver a coordinated approach to major incidents.  Visit the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service website for more information westyorksfire.gov.uk

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