19 Jun 2018
Firefighters and support staff at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) have been commended for their hard work and dedication at the brigades Long Service Awards. Nineteen operational…
01 Jun 2018
Stefan Taylor, who is a Firefighter on Dewsbury Fire Station’s Blue Watch, was on holiday with his young family when a near tragedy happened when a three year old boy…
21 May 2018
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Youth Intervention Team were incredibly proud to support 30 ‘young firefighters’ at their pass out parade at Wakefield Fire Station on Thursday evening (May…
17 May 2018
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) would like to wish the Muslim communities of West Yorkshire ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ and offer them support and advice as they observe the holy…
30 Apr 2018
On Friday (April 27, 2018) the House of Commons approved the Third Reading of the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill. The bill now progresses to the House of Lords. The…
26 Apr 2018
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) staff started the ‘Biker Down’ awareness course around 18 months ago to help keep motorcyclists safe on the roads. And now that Summer…
25 Apr 2018
West Yorkshire’s three blue lights are standing together in support of new laws which will give emergency service workers better protection against attacks while on duty. The Assaults on Emergency…
11 Apr 2018
A family had a lucky escape yesterday after a fire broke out in the early morning in their home in Drighlington. The family of five were asleep at their home in…
27 Mar 2018
Twenty-year-old Lou Evans was rescued from the River Aire in Leeds in the early hours of March 3rd after a night out on the town ended in disaster. The young…
16 Mar 2018
Christina Nugent applied to become a firefighter 10 years ago and hasn’t looked back since – in fact the mum-of-two wishes she had done it sooner! Christina is now 51-years-old…
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Wetherby Fire Station, built in 1957, is situated in the centre of the small market town and houses one operational fire appliance that is staffed on the day crew system. The team is made up of a station commander (who also manages Killingbeck) 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 station area has a boundary with North Yorkshire and crews regularly attend incidents with the neighbouring Fire and Rescue Service.
Due to the close proximity of the A1(M) motorway, Wetherby attend a high number of road traffic collisions and are highly skilled in the extrication techniques needed at this type of incident.
Wetherby personnel remain committed to preventing fires, protecting people and property, responding to emergencies and helping the people of West Yorkshire.
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