17 Oct 2014
Due to difficulties in identifying a suitable site for a new fire station in Menston, which was due to be replacing Otley and Rawdon stations, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue…
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Rawdon Fire Station was built in 1974 and serves the areas of Rawdon, Yeadon, Guiseley, Hawksworth, Menston and parts of Apperley Bridge. The station is situated on Green Lane and accommodates one firefighting appliance. The team is made up of a station commander (who also manages Stanningley) and 14 operational firefighters who work a day crewed/close call shift pattern. Firefighters are on station through the day and then provide cover from home on evenings with all staff living within close proximity to the station, providing 24 hour cover, 365 days a year.
The firefighters are trained in specialist high level technical rope rescue, a resource that is used at incidents across the whole of West Yorkshire, in addition to providing operational fire cover.
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