KEIGHLEY MP Robbie Moore shadowed the town’s firefighters on a night shift.

He learned about how the Bradford Road fire station operates and the type of work undertaken by the crews. And he accompanied the team on a number of callouts.

The initiative was part of Mr Moore’s ‘summer tour’ of the constituency, during which he is visiting businesses and holding surgeries as well as meeting key workers.

He said: “I am very grateful to watch commander Mick Rhodes and the entire red watch team for kindly hosting me on their night shift. It was eye-opening to see what the service does, both on callouts and its work within the community.

“The team is a great credit to our town.

“The range of work our firefighters get involved with is incredible and I can’t thank them enough for all they do on our behalf.

“It was disappointing to hear that they do receive abuse and are the target of anti-social behaviour from some when they are out on calls. It is vital that we respect our firefighters – as with all our emergency services – for the fantastic job they do to keep us safe.”