25 Jun 2019
An on-call firefighter has been rewarded for his dedication after spending 20 years protecting his local community. James Utley (pictured below, right with the Lord Lieutenant) has now worked at…
18 Jun 2019
On Saturday 13th July West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) will be welcoming back the Emergency Services Show at our headquarters in Birkenshaw, from 11.30am – 4.30pm. The fantastic…
17 Jun 2019
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…
03 Apr 2019
Students from across West Yorkshire are taking part in a work experience week with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS). The 25 students are aged between 16 and 18-years-old…
21 Sep 2018
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (WYFRA) has today approved a 12 week period of consultation to gather public opinion about how the service operates, and what is most important…
19 Jan 2018
With just over two months left before applications open to join West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS), would-be recruits are being urged to get #FirefighterFit! Last year was the…
01 Dec 2017
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has signed another Primary Authority Scheme (PAS) partnership, this time with Yorkshire Housing. Representatives from Yorkshire Housing travelled to fire service HQ in…
23 Nov 2017
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) are working together with Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids for the third year running to support the largest annual Christmas toy appeal in…
21 Nov 2017
Emergency services from the four corners of Yorkshire and the Humber, along with NHS England and Public Health England, have pledged to work even closer together for the benefit of…
06 Nov 2017
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) would like to thank everyone for what was on the whole, an enjoyable bonfire weekend. However, the weekend’s festivities were hampered by the…
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Oakroyd Hall was built in 1867 on what was the Halfway House Colliery. The house was occupied by several families until it was taken over by West Riding Council in 1947, when the premises were put to use as a home for children who had to be taken into care.
In 1951 the building passed into the hands of the War Department for use as an administrative and communication centre. Then in 1958 the building was again sold, this time to the County Council. Since 1964 it has been used as the Headquarters of the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, where the senior management have their offices.
Headquarters also houses many other offices and includes the following departments: – Finance, Committee and Member Services, Legal Services, Corporate Communications , Corporate Services, Enterprise Portfolio Management, Reprographics and Registry.