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Live-action arena exercise tests West Yorkshire’s emergency service response

First Direct Arena in Leeds played host to a major multi-agency exercise last week when West Yorkshire’s emergency services came together to test their joint plans in responding to a major incident. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS), West Yo [...]

20 October 2023

Annual report celebrates hard work of LRF partners

West Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum has published its annual report, recognising the hard work, wider collaboration and achievements of its partners over the last year. West Yorkshire LRF, also known as West Yorkshire Prepared, is the region’s multi-ag [...]

28 July 2023

Be Water Wise Water safety

Hard-hitting new film encourages people to ‘Be Water Wise’ this summer

A hard-hitting water safety film has been launched by Wakefield District Water Safety Group to mark Drowning Prevention Week (17-24 June) and help educate people on the dangers of swimming in open water. Representatives from Wakefield Council, West Yorks [...]

16 June 2023

Date set for UK-wide Emergency Alerts test

Following the announcement of a new UK Emergency Alerts system, a country-wide test will take place at 3pm on Sunday 23rd April, which will see an alert sent to all compatible mobile phones. The system, which went live in March, will enable people to be [...]

6 April 2023

Student paramedics tested in airport emergency exercise

Article and photos credited to School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield. Student paramedics from the University of Huddersfield have worked alongside the emergency services in a highly realistic simulation of an incident at L [...]

15 March 2023

West Yorkshire organisations put to the test in emergency preparedness exercise

Partnership working in West Yorkshire has once again been put to the test with a no-notice exercise organised by West Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum (LRF) and West Yorkshire Police. Involving 17 organisations from across West Yorkshire, Exercise GREX w [...]

5 December 2022

Grant funding on offer for West Yorkshire communities

For the second year running, West Yorkshire Prepared, the region’s Local Resilience Forum, will be offering funds to communities to enable them to better prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and major incidents. The Community Grant Initia [...]

27 October 2022

Multi-agency training exercise tests partners incident response preparedness

West Yorkshire Prepared – the Local Resilience Forum for West Yorkshire – brought together partners in a multi-agency training exercise, to help ensure the region is prepared should a major incident occur. Exercise Dark Day involved all five districts &# [...]

6 October 2022

It is with great sadness we learn of the news of the death of Her Majesty the Queen. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family at this sad time.

8 September 2022

West Yorkshire services offer advice for a safe and fun Jubilee

Ahead of the Jubilee Weekend, West Yorkshire Prepared, the region’s Local Resilience Forum (LRF), is bolstering calls for the public to stay safe and look out for each other to ensure everyone enjoys a happy and safe bank holiday. West Yorkshire’s emerge [...]

28 May 2022