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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.

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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......................................