28 Jul 2015
The new Rastrick Fire Station officially opened today when dignitaries gathered to celebrate its launch. Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Virginia Lloyd was guest of honour for the formalities and…
16 Jul 2015
Since 2010 there have been around 20 deaths and 346 emergency rescues in the region’s waters A film that exposes the life threatening risks of swimming in reservoirs has been…
06 Mar 2015
The station is entering its final phase and there is a vast amount of activity on site. Works have progressed and finishing trades, such as decoration and floor finishes have…
04 Feb 2015
The building is now looking like a fire station! The new training tower can be seen in the background and the engine bay doors are now fitted to the front…
15 Jan 2015
There is now a great deal of activity on the site, following the Christmas break. Internally the plastering and painting has begun, floor coverings are been applied to some areas…
11 Dec 2014
The roofing work is now complete, meaning most of the scaffold surrounding the building has been removed and external doors and windows have now been fitted. After the Christmas break,…
17 Nov 2014
Roadworks are on going at the site perimeter to connect utility services to the site. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this ongoing work is causing. Roofing work…
22 Oct 2014
Roofing work should be completed by the end of October. Work on the external walls of the building has begun and road works external to the site will begin shortly…
23 Sep 2014
The construction remains on schedule. This latest picture is taken from what will become the training area to the rear of the station. The steel frame of the building is…
02 Sep 2014
The steel frame of the building is now complete and the pre cast staircase to the first floor is in place. Blockwork is now being laid and work on the…
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Rastrick fire station opened on 17 June 2015 and is situated to the south east of Halifax, approximately two miles from Brighouse and Elland. The location provides a quick response into Brighouse, Elland and the higher risk area of north Huddersfield; it is also ideally situated to provide quick access to the M62. The station area is semi-rural; it has a population of approximately 57,000 and incorporates around 24,000 dwellings.
The team at Rastrick is made up of a station commander (who also commands Mytholmroyd and Todmorden Fire Stations), 24 firefighters and a station clerk. The crewing system at Rastrick provides fire cover 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Also, the station is one of only two stations in West Yorkshire that houses a powerboat and provides module four swift water rescue response.
The team work closely with local agencies and community safety partnerships who offer assistance by identifying those members of the community most at risk and providing referrals, they also help by provide assistance to vulnerable members of society, who reside in the area. Their aim is to continue working with partner agencies to make the Rastrick and its surrounding areas a safer place for all residents and visitors
School talks and attendance at galas also raise the profile of the station and provide additional ways of ensuring that the fire safety message is delivered helping to make Rastrick and West Yorkshire a safer place.
Continuing alongside our community activities, we ensure our preparedness for operational incidents by extensive local and inter-agency training and improve our intelligence on the key risks and hazards we may face at an incident by a programme of visits to local business and industry.
The station boasts a fully accessible multi-purpose room, which will available for community use and may be shared with our service partners such as Neighbourhood Policing Teams.
There will be an official station opening on 28 July 2015, followed by a community open day in August.
The consolidation of Brighouse and Elland resources at a new fire station will deliver significant efficiency savings whilst maintaining a high level of service delivery and providing employees with vastly improved accommodation facilities.
The new location provides first fire appliance coverage which is more proportionate to risk than the current arrangements.