The Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Dr Ingrid Roscoe (pictured), will officially open the county’s new fire service control centre.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s current centre will move this summer from its present location at the Birkenshaw headquarters, where it has been situated for the last 40 years.

The new Command and Control Centre in Leeds will receive all 999 emergency fire and rescue calls across the county.

This project is in collaboration with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, which allows both services to provide fallback arrangements; enabling each to provide assistance to one another where needed. Brigade Control originally came to the Birkenshaw headquarters in 1974 when the West Yorkshire Fire Service was formed and the West Riding, County Borough, and City Brigades were amalgamated.