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  • 17 Jun 2019

    Committed staff recognised at our Long Service Awards

    Operational firefighters and fire and rescue service staff have been honoured for their dedication to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) at our Long Service Awards. A ceremony took…

  • 14 Jun 2019

    Water rescue? Call Fire and Rescue!

    Firefighters are urging the public to remember to ask for the fire service alongside paramedics if they see someone in trouble in water. Crews are reporting that precious minutes are…

  • 13 Oct 2017

    Fire Authority invests half a million pounds in flood response equipment

      West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (WYFRA) has invested over £500,000 in new power boats, flood response vehicles and protective kit to enhance West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s…

  • 17 Jul 2015

    New Rothwell Fire Station impresses!

    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

    Rothwell Build Complete

    These three images show the new Rothwell station building from the rear, front and side.

  • 18 Feb 2015

    Rothwell Update

    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

    Rothwell Update

    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

    Rothwell Build Footage

    To view time lapse footage of the on-going Rothwell station build click on the image below.

  • 20 Oct 2014

    Rothwell Update

    These three photographs show the progress of the station build.  

  • 05 Oct 2014

    Rothwell Visit

    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…