85,000 calls taken by Fire Service in cold weather blitz

Fire crews provide a light-hearted warning to residents.
Fire crews provide a light-hearted warning to residents.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have received a huge volume of calls as the weather inflicted chaos in Calderdale.

In just 24 hours across Wednesday and Thursday, receivers took 84,999 emergency calls.

A firefighter on the job this week.

A firefighter on the job this week.

Crews attended no fewer than 50 incidents in that time across the region with many working far beyond their scheduled hours.

There have been no snow days for fire crews in the region.

There have been no snow days for fire crews in the region.