17 Jul 2015
The new Rothwell Fire Station was officially opened yesterday at a ceremony attended by dignitaries, fire chiefs and construction bosses. The Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Michael Fox, was guest…
01 Jun 2015
These three images show the new Rothwell station building from the rear, front and side.
18 Feb 2015
Building work continues with the new station starting to take shape. The next phase of the build will see the engine house completed and the front of the building landscaped. …
19 Dec 2014
The steelwork has now been erected for the main appliance bay. The construction of the new station is being completed in ‘phases’ to allow operational cover throughout the build. The…
29 Oct 2014
To view time lapse footage of the on-going Rothwell station build click on the image below.
20 Oct 2014
These three photographs show the progress of the station build.
05 Oct 2014
Two local Councillors visited the site today to take a look first hand at how the new fire station is taking shape. After speaking with the on-duty crew and representatives…
07 Sep 2014
Following the construction of the main steel frame, the walls are now nearing completion and the main roof section has been installed. The next phase will see the external ‘Trespa’…
28 Jul 2014
Fire crews were called to an area close to Tinker Bridge, North Dean Road, Keighley yesterday (Sunday, July 27) at 11.52 hrs following reports of a boy in difficulty in…
27 Jun 2014
The fitting of the steel frame for the new station began this week. The steel erectors will complete the main building framework first and then return to complete the engine…
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Rothwell Fire Station, which has recently been re-built, is located on Carlton Lane. The previous 1963 station building was demolished in 2014 and a brand new facility was built on the same site. The new single storey building was completed in the summer of 2015 with an official opening held on 16th July 2015.
The station protects the area of Rothwell and locations of Thorpe, Robin Hood, John O’Gaunts, Oulton, Woodlesford, Methley, Lofthouse, Mickletown, Stourton, Carlton and Lee. The station is a dedicated technical water rescue station.
The team is made up of a station commander (who also manages Garforth) 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.
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