'We are your places of safety' West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Tesco offer 'safe havens' for people in need

Tesco and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have shared their commitment to make their community feel safe by telling people they are 'places of safety.'

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 10:13 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 10:53 am

Women across the country have shared their stories of feeling unsafe as they go about their daily lives, promoted by the disappearance of Sarah Everard who was found dead in Kent last week.

As the national conversation around women's safety continues, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has reminded people that its fire stations offer a place of safety.

Supermarket giant Tesco is also spreading their message to reassure anyone finding themselves in an unsafe situation, they can always seek refuge with them.

Tesco and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have shared their commitment to make their community feel safe by telling people they are 'places of safety.'

A Tesco spokesperson said: "The safety of our customers and colleagues remains our number one priority.

"We want people to know that all our stores are safe spaces and that our colleagues are always there to help."

A Fire Service spokesperson said: “Following the tragic death of Sarah Everard we would like to remind people that our Fire Stations offer a place of safety in the community for anyone feeling under threat.

“Any person who feels unsafe can go to their local Fire Station where they will be helped to get the appropriate support.

“All Fire Stations have contact with our Control Room which is staffed on a 24/7 basis, 365 days of the year.

“A small number of our more rural Fire Stations operate on an on-call basis and whilst there may not be a presence of staff onsite, there is still an available phone line outside which connects with the Control Room if you need help.”

Halifax Fire Station, Skircoat Moor Rd, Halifax HX1 3JF.

Rastrick Fire Station, Clough Ln, Brighouse HD6 3QQ.

Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Rd, Illingworth, Halifax HX2 9LL.

Mytholmroyd Fire Station, Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd HX7 5DL.

Todmorden Fire Station, 25 Stansfield Rd, Todmorden OL14 5DN.

New City Fire, Jubilee Way, Elland HX5 9DY.

TESCO

Haugh Shaw Rd, Halifax HX1 3TU.

25-29, Westgate House, Market St, Halifax HX1 1PG

Huddersfield Rd, Brighouse HD6 1RZ

Sowerby St, Sowerby Bridge HX6 3BN

Free School Ln, Halifax HX3 0AA

Leeds Rd, Hipperholme, Halifax HX3 8HQ

Keighley Rd, Ovenden, Halifax HX2 8BA

Huddersfield Rd, Brighouse HD6 1RZ