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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Fire Crews rescue female from empty Nightclub fire in Quebec Street, Bradford



Around 5.45pm this evening (27/04/2016) Fire crews were called to a fire at the rear of the Mode nightclub on Quebec Street in Bradford. They found an outbuilding attached to the property well alight and and rescued a female from the property. 

The female was given oxygen therapy by fire crews before the paramedic crews arrived on scene. Due to the difficult access firefighters used a ladder to reach the affected structure. It is thought that the female did not require hospital treatment after being checked over by paramedics at the scene





Firefighters used 1 Hosereel jet and 2 Breathing apparatus sets to tackle the fire.  Three appliances, Bradford (2) and Odsal (1) attended along with a total of 5 ambulance vehicles and crews.




Monday, 25 April 2016

Two Children rescued from Bolton Woods Quarry, Bradford by Firefighters

Two boys both aged around ten have been rescued by fire crews tonight, after fire crews were alerted at around 7pm to a report of persons trapped on a ledge in the Bolton Wood Quarry, Bolton Hall Road, Bradford. 


On arrival it was established that two children had become trapped on a ledge approximately 20' from the ground.  A firefighter was lowered by line to the ledge below along with a ladder and the boys were then recovered using the ladder, helped down by firefighters.
The boys although shaken up by their ordeal were both recovered without sustaining injury


Appliances from line rescue stations were sent to the scene with appliances from Bradford (2), Shipley, Rawdon and Cleckheaton with the Technical Rescue Unit. Police and Ambulance also attended the scene with further support from the Calder Valley Search and Rescue team.




Mans Hand Blown off at St Georges day Festival at Morley

Sunday (24/04/2016) saw a parade of hundreds of participants led by St George himself which left Morley Town Hall arriving at Morley rugby and cricket club grounds on Scatcherd Lane, for the annual family event.

The event soon turned to tragedy during the The Northern WW11 Associations - battle re-enactment. One of the soldiers was severely injured by an explosion from a Mortar being used in the display. Hundreds watched while the casualty was treated by first aid personnel on site until the arrival of the West Yorkshire ambulance responders, backed up by ambulance crews.


The West Yorkshire Ambulance Helicopter had been requested but both were out at incidents.

As people attended to the casualty it became clear from the reports that the mans hand had been blown off in the explosion with his son also being caught up and injured in the incident

The scene was preserved by the police with firearms officers attended to check that the Mortar had been made safe. Crime Scene Investigators attended and later the Mortar was taken away by an armed police response team. 

People were shocked and one eye witness described the scene as horrific. The event field was cordoned off eventually and all anxious on lookers removed from the area.

The injured parties were taken to St James Hospital in Leeds, Police investigations are ongoing


Friday, 22 April 2016

Second fire strikes Bradford derelict mill littered with drugs paraphernalia

A fire at the derelict building on Vincent street off  Thornton Road in the city has been set ablaze for a second time in a week. Fire crews were called to the derelict mill on Thursday night (21/04/2016) at around 22:00hrs when smoke and flame could be seen rising from the roof of the premises. 


They set about tackling the fire and their early intervention prevented a more serious fire from developing. Crews used 2 Large jets and a jet from a CARP appliance to deal with the incident, with crews attending from Bradford (2), Fairweather Green (1 + CU + Welfare Unit), Odsal and Idle.



A West Yorkshire Fire Service spokesman said it was believed the blaze took hold after people in the mill started a fire to keep warm. He added that drug paraphernalia was also found in the building.

The incident was made up to Five pumps but was soon reduced when the fire was under control.


Tuesday, 5 April 2016

WEST Yorkshire's longest serving full-time fire officer has been promoted to station commander at Bradford

WEST Yorkshire's longest serving full-time fire officer has been promoted to station commander at Bradford. Ronnie Goldwater, 57, has moved to the Leeds Road station from Cleckheaton where he was also station commander.

Station Manager Goldwater at Drummonds Mill Fire
Mr Goldwater, who joined the brigade in October 1978, has served at 12 different fire stations throughout his career and in each district in West Yorkshire.

He was recently visited by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Joanne Dodds, who thanked fire crews for their work over the last year, including tackling the huge fire at Drummond Mill, Lumb Lane, Manningham.

Mr Goldwater said he would continue to focus on home fire safety and the importance of having working smoke detectors, which he said had saved many lives.

"Bradford is a very busy and challenging district. We have a highly motivated crew here who are among the busiest in the region," he said.

Station Manager Goldwater is planning to have an open day at the station on Sunday, August 7.