West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Firefest Family Friendly Pop Festival Supporting Fire Fighters Charity

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On Saturday 18 August, 1:00pm-11:00pm the Fire fighters Charity will be holding a fantastic family friendly pop music festival featuring some of the best tribute acts in the UK! The event is in aid of Charity which celebrates its 75th Anniversary!

The event will be held at Headquarters of West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, Whitehall Road West, Birkenshaw BD11 2DY.

As well as the full headline of performing acts, there will also be a licensed bar selling both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, a specialist gin tent (provided by Ginger Whale Delicatessen in Gomersal), some small children’s rides and attractions and various catering outlets. There could well be an appearance from Little Freddy fire engine too! The whole event is aimed at families and you are encouraged to bring a picnic, chairs, blankets etc. However your own alcohol or glass bottles/containers cannot be brought in (Glass Free Zone).

Featuring top tribute act performances including tributes to Cold Play, Take That, Little Mix, David Bowie, The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, The Bee Gees and Pink!

More information is available on the FireFest Birkenshaw 2018 Facebook page and tickets are available through eventim.co.uk .

Halifax Police Station Open Day

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Halifax Police Station will be holding an open day on Saturday 21 July, 11:00am-3:00pm at Richmond Close, HX1 5TW.

Along with demonstrations by police and other emergency services there will be dance displays, family entertainment, children’s rides and much more.

Please note there is no on-site parking so you are advised to travel by public transport.

Bonfire Safety

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Every year we issue the same advice but every year there is a casualty of inattention. Bonfire night should be a fun night for everyone of all ages but there are quite simple guidelines issued by various support organisations that remind us of the dangers that can occur using explosive materials in a domestic environment if simple safety rules are not observed. If you are unsure of the safety advice refer to

https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/news-appeals/keep-it-safe-bonfire-season

Follow Fireman Sam’s top 10 safety tips to make sure you have a safe Bonfire night.

Here’s a fun way to make sure your family is safe on Bonfire Night – watch this series of videos to take some tips from Fireman Sam: