West Yorkshire Resilience Forum

The West Yorkshire Resilience Forum (WYRF) was established under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA).   

The aim of the West Yorkshire Resilience Forum is to co-ordinate the actions and arrangements between responding services in the area to provide the most effective and efficient response to civil emergencies when they occur.   

The Forum is co-chaired by Assistant Chief Constable Mark Milsom ( West Yorks Police), Assistant Chief Officer Dave Walton (West Yorks Fire) and Cheif Executive Tom Riordan (Leeds City Council) , there are numerous partner organisations involved in the Forum including:

Bradford Metropolitan Council

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Kirklees Metroplitan Council

Leeds City Council 

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

West Yorkshire Police Service

Yorkshire Ambulance Service

British Transport Police


Environment Agency

The Met Office

The Highways Agency

Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)

The Rail Industry

Utilities Companies

Numerous members of the Voluntary Sector.


The Forum Offices are based at the new WYP District HQ at Elland Road, Leeds and we can be contacted via:

West Yorkshire Resilience Forum

Room 2026, Leeds District HQ

Elland Road, LEEDS
LS11 8BU

Tel: Insp. Paul Akerman,  WYRF Manager on 0113 385 9283 / email: [email protected]

or:  Jill Summerscales, WYRF Secretary on 0113 385 9560 / email [email protected]

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  • Last Updated January 2017 by Jill Summerscales, WYRF Secretary