A MASSIVE fire safety campaign is to be carried out in Batley over the next 12 months.
Todmorden will also benefit from West Yorkshire's most intensive community fire safety drive.
Firefighters and safety staff will go into the two areas.
They will visit more than 1,600 shops and businesses, to carry out inspections and offer advice on combating arson.
Under changes due to take place this year, Batley will lose one of its two fire engines.
Also, the Todmorden fire station will not be manned at night, but will be staffed by firefighters on call.
The community fire safety vehicle, now based in Holmfirth, will be in Todmorden for a couple of months.
It is crewed by two officers who carry out safety checks at people's homes.
Fire chiefs believe the most effective way to cut fire deaths and injuries is to divert more resources into safety.
By the end of the 12 months the officers in Batley and Todmorden should have:
* Carried out almost 8,000 free home fire safety checks
* Installed 6,800 smoke alarms
* Replaced 1,000 chip pans with deep fat fryers
* Replaced 250 electric blankets.
A spokesman said: "In West Yorkshire a fifth of the population is aged over 60, but half of all fire deaths are in this group. So pensioner households will be a major priority.
"But very young children and people with disabilities are also at great risk, so they will be high on the agenda, too."
The county fire authority is nominating political ``champions" from councillors to link up with social services, housing departments and other agencies to identify vulnerable people.