Taking the heat: Fire call handlers on move

West Yorkshire's fire control room in the 1980s and, below, as it is now

West Yorkshire's fire control room in the 1980s and, below, as it is now

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Emergency calls to the fire service in West Yorkshire will be handled from a control room in Leeds for the first time in the brigade’s history.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is moving its control room to Bramley from its current headquarters in Birkenshaw, where it has been for the last 40 years, in the summer.

New Fire Control Official Opening by Lord Lieutenant Dr Ingrid Roscoe - April 4.

 Present controlWest Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Control Room Birkenshaw
New Fire Control Official Opening by Lord Lieutenant Dr Ingrid Roscoe - April 4. Present controlWest Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Control Room Birkenshaw

Project director, deputy chief fire officer Steve Beckley, said: “The new command and control centre in Leeds is a major step forward and has been designed to house the very latest in emergency control centre technology.”

 

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