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…
14 Jun 2019
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is pleased to announce that construction has begun on the new Wakefield Fire Station, located on Brunswick Street. The £2.9 million project will…
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…
30 Aug 2017
A former Royal Navy officer died after dropping a cigarette at his Wakefield home which ignited his clothes and left him with severe burns. Neighbours battled to save 86-year-old Eric…
23 Nov 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is backing Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids ‘Mission Christmas’ campaign, which aims to ensure no child goes without a gift this Christmas. In West…
29 May 2015
Fire stations in Wakefield district have signed up to the Safer Places Scheme. The voluntary scheme, managed by Wakefield District Council, supports vulnerable people with dementia, autism and learning disabilities….
10 Apr 2015
The Wakefield district is supporting the national Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Week which starts on Monday (April 13). West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) hope to raise awareness…
02 Oct 2014
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has teamed up with award winning theatre company, Performance in Education, to deliver a hard-hitting fire safety production. “Flashpoint” addresses issues surrounding youth…
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Wakefield Fire Station area covers 35 square miles incorporating a diverse community of over 91,951 people. The area consists of a variety of industrial, commercial, residential and rural locations together with the 39,549 dwellings within the station area. The makeup of the station area provides a wide range of different incidents for the staff to deal with using a pumping appliance, and a Combined Aerial and Rescue Pump (CARP),
The station has a station commander and 28 operational firefighters working a 42 hour week on a shift system. The station is very active in partnership working to reduce risk and improve safety for the Wakefield public and is the headquarters for the successful Young Firefighters Scheme.
The fire station was built in 1963 and borders with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
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