Council signs four year fire safety agreement

Coun Peter Gruen,  Dave Walton,  Tom Riordan and Coun John Hardy sign the agreement.
Coun Peter Gruen, Dave Walton, Tom Riordan and Coun John Hardy sign the agreement.

Leeds City Council has signed a new four-year agreement demonstrating its commitment to improving fire safety arrangements across all areas of the council.

Last week, the council signed a Fire Safety Concordat agreement with partners West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority, agreeing to work together in partnership with the aim to making Leeds a safer place for people to live, work and visit.

The new four year agreement will ensure that increased awareness of fire safety is provided across all the council’s buildings, which will help the authority to continually improve on its fire safety arrangements.

Leeds is the largest Local Authority to sign up to the Fire Protection concordat in the country.

Coun Peter Gruen Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council said: “We welcome this partnership with the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority. We are working hard has an authority to improve on the council’s fire safety arrangements, with the aim to make Leeds a safer place.”

Dave Walton Assistant Chief Fire Officer West Yorkshire Fire Service (WYFRS) said: “It gives me great pleasure to sign this concordat on behalf of the WYFRS. Partnerships such as this one protect people’s safety by ensuring that fire risks in a changing built environment are properly controlled. We constantly seek opportunities to develop and use new interventions to augment our traditional approaches and I would like to thank all those individuals involved in developing this partnership.”