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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Trapped Bus driver suffers with leg injuries after multiple vehicle collision on Manchester Road, Bradford

Emergency crews responded to the incident shortly after midday today (26/12/13) when a First Bus travelling towards Bradford was involved in a collision with three other vehicles. The incident on Manchester Road in Bradford closed the city bound carriageway for around three hours while the scene was dealt with.

Scene in Manchester Road Bradford with Fire Police and Ambulance in attendance
Fire crews from Odsal, Cleckheaton and Bradford attended the incident along with specialist Ambulance crews and the Police. Police are investigating the cause of the collision which resulted in 8 casualties along with the driver who was trapped in his bus cab.

 bus, cars, fire, boxing day,
Fire crews in process of releasing the driver whilst paramedics take charge of the casualty
Ambulance Paramedics attend to the casualty
 It is clear that at some stage during the incident the bus collided with the central reservation, leaving part of it's bodywork behind.

Debris after the bus collision with the central reservation
It was approx 2.00pm when the driver was finally released and transported to hospital by Air Ambulance. The Road has sinced reopened and the scene cleared.

The Bus and damaged vehicles in the carriageway

Damaged 4x4 vehicle also involved
The bus driver who has not been named suffered severe leg injuries in the crash.

Police are investigating the cause of this collision and anyone with information relating to the incident should contact West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing on 101.


Sunday, 22 December 2013

Water Rescue at Brotherton

Fire crews were called this afternoon (22/12/13) as a person threatened to jump from the Railway bridge which crosses the River Aire at Brotherton. Reports were of crews from both West and North Yorkshire Fire services attending.



Fire crews using a rescue boat pulled the person to safety after they jumped into the river. Ambulance crews were on standby and dealt with the casualty after being brought to shore by the rescue services. The male, aged mid 30s, was checked at scene by paramedics, then taken into police custody.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Fire at Former Gomersal Office Building.



The fire at the former offices of Maccess, in Nibshaw Lane off Spen Lane, Gomersal brought fire crews responding to the scene after being called at 2:00pm Yesterday (19/12/13). Around 25 firefighters attended this MP x 4 incident with the CARP from Bradford also attending the blaze.
The empty property was 2 storey and crews used 3 Large jets, 2 Hosereel jets, and CARP as an aerial applaince.
Smoke was visible from the top of Spen Lane, as flames licked parts of the building’s roof local people explained

Firefighters seen removing panels

Firefighters were seen removing panels to get better access to the fire, and confirmed the building still showed damage from previous fires.
Fire service Group Manager Vince Macklam said: “Nobody was in the building when we got here, as it is derelict.

The fire is currently under investigation, with this not being the first time crews have been called out here.


Engines from Cleckheaton, Batley, Odsal, Morley and Ossett were called to the scene, with a combined aerial rescue pump arriving from Bradford.


Police had put a traffic management system on neighbouring Spen Lane. Firefighters were tackling the blaze into the evening.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

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The vehicle undergoing modifications at WYFRS workshops in 2006
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These vehicles all like new and I can't remember them turning a wheel to a fire. 
Well worth the asking price I would think

Watch with interest



Waste and Recycling Centre, Weaving Lane, Dewsbury Video


Watch Commander Anthony Woodhead said: "When we arrived thick black smoke was pouring out the eaves of a big warehouse building. Unfortunately because the electrics were kicked off the big roller shutter doors were unoperable and we couldn’t gain access through normal means."
Firefighters from the specialist Technical Rescue Appliance team at Cleckheaton eventually gained access to the building by cutting through the shutters, and firefighters had to use thermal imaging cameras to make their way through the building.      


           

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Six Appliances at Waste Recycling site Fire in Dewsbury

Dewsbury Crews initial attendance at the site

Calls were received to mobilising centre at approx 7.00pm yesterday (09/12/13) to the waste recycling site on Weaving Lane, Dewsbury.

This is a household waste storage site and on arrival assistance was required and a MP x 6 and ALP x 1 call was requested.

Crews found smoke issuing from the two storey building which is approx. 75m x 30m in size.

Fire crews set up a B/A entry point
Crews worked hard to fight the blaze inside the property and used 4 Large jets, 2 Ground Monitors, 8 Breathing apparatus sets and Positive Pressure ventilation fans.

Breathing apparatus control point at the rear of the building


At one stage of the incident the TRU from Cleckheaton was required to assist with forcing entry into certain parts of the building.

Front view of the building obscured by smoke from the fire
Police closed off the roads surrounding the fire until they were safe to be reopened. Large amounts of smoke blew from the fire over the Dewsbury area.

Crews are still there today dampening down

Fire crews from Dewsbury, Mirfield, Cleckheaton, Morley, Ossett, Hunslet, Elland, Batley, Huddersfield, and Fairweather Green attended.


Thursday, 5 December 2013

High Winds Response in West Yorkshire ( 5th December 2013 )


Between 07:30hrs and 15:00hrs today WYFR Control received 186 calls, approximately 60 of the calls were to dangerous structures. These included calls to damaged roofs, trees fallen onto buildings and unsafe scaffolding. An attendance was made to approximately 55 of these calls with most being officer only attendances with no further action being required.
Appliances attended approx 20 incidents with Aerial appliances attending three of the reported incidents.
 
Bramley District Shopping Centre, Fire Crews, Roof Blown Off
Cookridge appliance and crew at Tesco's Bramley

Fire crews were called at around 09:30 to a Dangerous structure at the  Bramley District Shopping Centre, Town Street, Bramley, Leeds.This was a partial collapse of a timber framed wall of the building and danger of a section of the roof detaching from the building. The shopping centre was evacuated and emergency planning officers were requested to assist with evacuation of nearby houses which could potentially have been hit if the roof blew off. The whole area was evacuated and cordoned off after the  collapse.Crews assisted Police and emergency planning in giving advice to local residents and a Structural engineer also attended.

Three pumps were required as large pieces of cladding on a roof at Twenty Twenty Flats, Skinner Lane, Leeds was blown off. The incident was made safe with crews using line rescue equipment, cutting away and removing aluminium cladding which had been hanging from roof of the apartments.
Appliances from Leeds, Moortown and Stanks were required.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Busy Start to December for Bradford District

Bradford District firefighters were kept busy as the first day in December begins with 2 flat fires with persons reported and a Road traffic Collision with persons trapped.



The first incident at Amberley Court, Bradford Moor, Bradford was attended at just after 1 am today. This 1st floor of flat  in a block of a maisonettewas 100% involved. Fire crews from Bradford and Idle attended and used 1 hosereel jet, 2 Breathing apparatus and a Positive Pressure Ventilation fan were used.  A casualty was rescued by the Fire Service from an adjacent property using a ladder.  They suffered smoke inhalation and taken to hospital by ambulance.


The second incident at 01:07hrs today involved a Road Traffic Collision in Legrams Lane, Listerhills, Bradford. It involved a single vehicle that crashed into a wall.
Two women were freed by firefighters from the wreckage after removing the roof of the red Vauxhall Corsa the driver having lost control and crashed.
Fire Crews from Odsal and Fairweather Green attended the scene.


The call to Brookfield Road, Pollard Park came in at just before 01.45 hours today. On arrival crews from Bradford, Shipley, Stanningley and Rawdon found that a male in his 20's had jumped to safety from a first floor window leaving a female to be rescued by firefighters using a ladder after they became trapped in their smoke filled flat.
The flat had become smoke logged after someone had set fire to a Wheelie Bin outside the flats and under a staircase. Both casualties suffered smoke inhalation and were taken by ambulance to Bradford Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Watch Commander Earl can confirm the cause of the blaze was being treated as arson and police were investigating.

Not a good start to the Advent Season......................................





Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Explosion at Leeds factory leads to evacuations

Fire and Ambulance crews on Haigh Park Road
Fire crews  were called to Haigh Park Road, Stourton at 12:05hrs. today after reports of an explosion at the premise of VC Industries where a dust extraction unit in a single storey building had exploded.

The building involved was approx 170m x 75m with the dust hopper being 10% involved. Crews on the scene used 1 Large jet, 3 small jets, 4 Hosereel jets, 1 Ground monitor and 4 Breathing apparatus sets.
Haigh Park Road was closed and surrounding buildings were cleared as firefighters dealt with the blaze. 

Surrounding buildings were cleared

A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said that nobody was injured but there was a reasonable amount of damage to the premises.

The closure of Haigh Park Road, which was later reopened, led to congestion on the M621 and surrounding roads.

Morley fire crews at the scene
The cause of the explosion was under investigation and the Health and Safety Executive have been requested to visit the scene.

Appliances from Leeds, Gipton, Hunslet, Morley, Stanningley and Batley attended.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Man trapped behind shutter in Bradford Shop



Fire crews rescue man

A workman became trapped behind a metal shutter leaving him stranded between the shutter and the stores large windows in Kirkgate, Bradford this afternoon

The man trapped betweeen shutter and window

TDF Clothing store on Sunbridge Road called the fire brigade after they realised that the man was trapped and unable to free himself. Appliances attended from Rawdon, Odsal and Cleckheaton. 



Firefighters were able to release the man using hydraulic cutters and spreaders. Kirkgate remained closed to traffic whilst the operation took place. The man was released without injury but distressed by the situation.




Once released the man who has not been named was allowed to recover from his ordeal.



TDF, Fire crews, Trapped man Shutter , window
Crews making up there equipment at scene

Friday, 11 October 2013

Road Traffic Collision Manchester Road, Bradford


Two cars were involved in the collision on Manchester Road at its junction with Mayo Avenue and Smiddles Lane. One of the cars a Range Rover was left overturned as a result of the crash. 

Accident outside craven heifer, Fire crews release trapped driver VW Golf
Overview of the scene at Manchester Road Bradford
The collison outside The Craven Heifer caused major traffic problems as police closed the full junction allowing Fire crews and Paramedics to deal with the scene.

Two casualties in the VW Golf were released by firefighters and ambulance crews. The casualties were released due to injuries rather than physical  entrapment

Manchester road outside Craven Heifer, RTC persons trapped
Odsal Firefighters in process of releasing casualty

Crews from Odsal and Cleckheaton were alerted at around 8:20pm (11/10/13) and responded with 2 pumping appliances and the Technical Rescue Unit..

2 vehicle rtc manchester Road Bradford
The overturned Range Rover blocking Manchester Road
The full extent of casualties injuries are not known at this time. Manchester road has since been re-opened and traffic is back to normal.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

High Level Training Excercise in Leeds


Today in Leeds High Level Line Rescue Training in progress


Senario was a reported male casualty who had suffered a stroke about 300ft above the ground in the cab of his tall crane on a building site in the centre of Leeds. The building site was just across from the Leeds General infirmary.



Fire crews from Rawdon and Cleckheaton with there Technical Rescue Unit were at the scene.



A dummy replaced the live casualty once he had been removed from the cab of the crane. The casualty was lowered on a stretcher from the top of the crane to ground level.  



Ambulance HART teams were also there to share in the training.

Line rescue is just one of the manyskills that the modern fire service has to be trained for. 


Ambulance Hart Team wait to assist


Live casualty now at ground level
Followed by Dummy casualty on a stretcher

Road Traffic Collision M606 Northbound 20/09/2013


Car crash M606, Road Traffic Collision M606
Scene of the RTC M606 Northbound vehicles diverted along slip road

Fire crews responded at 21:10 last night (20/09/13) to a road traffic collision on the M606 Northbound carriageway at the turn off for Staygate Roundabout. The incident involved a single vehicle that came to rest on the hard shoulder facing south on the northbound carriageway. All traffic was diverted off at the staygate slip road.

Road Traffic Collision M606 Northbound Closure
Fire and Ambulance paramedics worked hard at the scene.

Crews had to remove the roof of the vehicle to extricate the casualty who was trapped within. The casualty suffered serious head injuries but was concious and breathing throughout the operation. When released by the fire crews the casualty was transported to Bradford Royal Infirmary by road ambulance. The motorway remained closed for some time after but has since re-opened.

Fire crews attended from Odsal, Bradford and Cleckheaton.

Anyone with any information about this collision are asked to contact West Yorkshire Police on 101.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

House Fire persons reported Bayswater Row Leeds


 
Fire appliance at a house fire

Fire crews from Gipton and Moortown along with the Aerial Appliance from Leeds attended a House fire persons reported at 02:42 hours this morning. The ground floor of property on Bayswater Row was 100% involved in fire and crews used 2 Hosereel jets and 6 Breathing apparatus at the scene. Two  occupants left the property unaided but a  further two were rescued by Fire Service personnel. All were treated on scene and transported to hospital by ambulance.  A specialist Fire Investigation officer also attended and Investigations are now underway to find out the cause of the fire.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Woman Rescued from Bingley Flat Fire

Smoke from the roof of the shops on Chapel Lane


A female casualty has been rescued by Fire fighters from a flat fire above a bookmakers shop in Bingley this lunchtime.
The incident on Chapel lane in the town centre was reported at 12:02 pm.
Fire crews were alerted to reports of a fire in the flats above a row of shops.
Crews from Bradford, Shipley, Keighley and Idle attended along with an Aerial Ladder Platform from Leeds.
 
bingley flat fire
Crews using Aerial platform to fight fire.
The casualty was rescued by ladder from the front of the building and escorted to safety by firefighters. The female was transported to hospital suffering from severe smoke inhalation. West Yorkshire Air ambulance also attended the incident. Large crowds gathered to watch as the seen unfolded.

ALP crews check the roof for hotspots
Flat above Ladbrooks bookmakers
Shipley and Bradford appliances on Chapel Lane
Fire crews used 2 Hosereel jets, 4 Breathing apparatus, Positive Pressure Ventilation Fan and Aerial Ladder Platform during the firefighting operations.

Investigations into the fire are continuing

Monday, 9 September 2013

Update Airedale International Air Conditioning Fire at Rawdon

ACO Walton gives media interview " Its not up to me it's up to the Police"
West Yorkshire Fire Service deployed 15 Pumping appliances, 3 Aerial Ladder Platforms, High Volume Pumping Unit, Hose Layers, Command Unit, Logistical Support Unit and Welfare unit to the scene. There were 13 Ground Monitors, 8 Large jets and 13 Breathing apparatus sets used. Crews also used open water sources and used 4 Ultra LPP's and 2 LPP's.

ALP crew tackle the fire from height
A detailed investigation into what caused the fire, is continuing. Mr Parkman  (Managing Director)said: “Airedale is extremely grateful that due to early intervention, the fire service has been able to save large parts of the premises. Airedale is working with the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to ascertain the cause.

Gipton Pump supplies water to the fireground

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Horse led to safety after Horsebox fire on the M62

Fire on motorway horsebox involved
Horse box well alight on M62 Eastbound
The incident happened on the Eastbound carriageway between Harsthead Moor services and Junction 26 at Cleckheaton at 3.17pm today.
Firefighters from Cleckheaton, Brighouse and Elland responded to tackle the fire which engulfed the vehicle.
Cleckheaton Watch Commander Damian Cameron: said: “There was one horse in the vehicle. The owner was able to get the back door of the horse box open. “He managed to get the horse through a gap in the barrier and managed to get into a wood at the side of the motorway out of the way of the vehicles.”
There was thick black smoke blowing across the carriageway but the Highways Agency quickly closed parts of the motorway, which allowed firefighters to extinguish the fire.
Two lanes were kept open but the motorway was closed  for few minutes to allow a second horse box access to collect the horse.
Propane cylinders were stored on the vehicle but they were made safe by firefighters.




Friday, 6 September 2013

MASSIVE fire rips through air conditioning factory at Rawdon UPDATE with VIDEO

Flames leap from Building
Flames leap from the building
Large scale fire incident this afternoon (06/09/2013) at Leeds Road, Rawdon. Crews were called at 14:51hrs today to the premises of Airedale Applied Thermal Innovations where there building became an inferno as fire spread through the property measuring around 150m x 150m. All the members of staff were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported.

Airedale air conditioning
Jets in use at the entrance to the building
Firefighters used aerial appliances, large hand held jets and Ground monitors to tackle the incident which spread rapidly. At its hight, 20 fire appliances and 100 firefighters battled the blaze.

Aerial appliance with Monitor in use
Aerial appliance with Monitor in use
Speaking at the scene, incident commander Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dave Walton said it “quickly developed into a very serious fire”. He said: “From a West Yorkshire Fire Service perspective, this is a significant incident, involving a large factory complex.
“Fortunately there are no buildings immediately surrounding it, so we are able to tackle the fire and contain it to the single units that are on fire at the moment.
“People have been evacuated from the factory and a full evacuation has taken place. However at the moment we are keeping residents in place.”
He said his team had “battled very hard to save as much of the building” as possible, adding: “Unfortunately due to both the structure and the contents of the building, the fire has spread very quickly through the building. We have plentiful water supply and our guys and girls of the West Yorkshire Fire Service are working really hard.”

Breathing apparatus crews at the rear of the factory
Breathing apparatus crews at the rear of the factory
 The main A65 Leeds Road was closed in both directions as firefighting operations continued, with more appliances attending as the situation developed. 

Aerial appliances came from as far away as Huddersfield to help control the fire
The incident at this time has been scaled down to 10 appliances but crews will remain for some considerable time damping down the building. It is thought the A65 Leeds road should open later tonight.


Dave Walton, Assistant Chief Fire Officer with West Yorkshire Fire Service, said fire crews were able to move into the building just after 8pm to put out flames. He also said parts of the factory had been lost as a result of the blaze and that sprinklers would have made a difference. A statement on Airedale’s website said: “The building was evacuated immediately and all personnel were accounted for.”

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This short video clip shows the severity of the fire and smoke that billowed from the building and then away across the Leeds district.

Appliances attended from some of the following stations:
Leeds, Gipton, Rawdon, Shipley, Bingley, Keighley, Bradford, Pontefract, Cookridge, Stanningley, Mirfield, Batley, Halifax, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Garforth, Odsal, Moortown, Morley and Dewsbury


Investigations are underway to establish the cause of the fire.