Castleford

External view of Castleford fire station
Tel
01977 552223
Address
Beancroft Road
Castleford

WF10 5BU
 
OS Grid Ref.
442587 425053

News

  • 12 Feb 2014

    Let passion be the only thing burning this Valentine's Day!

    We all want our loved ones to feel special on Valentine’s Day and treating that certain someone with a gift is sure to put a smile on their face. Keeping loved ones safe from harm is also a way...

  • 22 Oct 2013

    Tick, Tock, Test Your Alarm

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to make a potentially life-saving move when they change their clocks this weekend (27 October at 02:00hrs) - by taking a moment to test...

  • 25 Sep 2013

    Response to 25 September Industrial Action by members of the FBU

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to thank members of the public for taking extra care, to safeguard themselves, their family and their communities during the industrial action...

  • 24 Sep 2013

    Taking extra care during industrial action

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking the public to think about what they can do to take extra care, to safeguard themselves, their family and their communities during the industrial...

  • 19 Sep 2013

    Industrial Action

    We have today received notification from the Fire Brigades Union of its intention to carry out discontinuous industrial action commencing Wednesday 25 September 2013 at 1200 (Noon) hours until...

  • 31 May 2013

    Putting their oar in for a great cause

    Firefighters from Castleford are in training for an Olympic size rowing challenge which will take them on a cross country journey in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The rowers are joining in...

  • 09 Feb 2012

    Take care with chips

    Fire chiefs are urging chip lovers to take care when indulging in one of the nation’s favourite foods. West Yorkshire’s firefighters dealt with 120 chip pan fires last year (in which 79 people...

  • 15 Jul 2011

    Blast footage prompts warning

    BLAST FOOTAGE PROMPTS WARNING West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has taken the bold step of releasing CCTV footage of the moment a house exploded, just yards from firefighters and the...

  • 08 Jul 2011

    Praise for life-saving actions

    Firefighters have been praised for their quick-thinking, which saved the lives of residents in Hightown, Castleford, in the early hours of this morning (8 July 2011). Fire engines from...

  • 18 May 2011

    Young firefighters celebrate their graduation

    More than 200 teenagers from schools around West Yorkshire passed their Young Firefighters course with flying colours this month. The young people carried out a number of fire drills in front of...

About

Castleford Fire Station, built in 1972, is located centrally in the community which it serves. The population of the area is 36,570 incorporating a total of 15,742 dwellings. Castleford and Normanton District Hospital is within the area that Castleford Fire Station supports as are the Castleford Tigers RFL teams based at the 9000 capacity Jungle Stadium. Castleford has several shopping centres, notably Carlton Lanes and Junction 32 Freeport shopping outlet centre. Large public attractions include the Xscape activity complex. Castelford also has the M62 motorway and part of the railway network running through it.

The personnel work professionally, striving towards helping all members of the public to be safe within their own homes and whilst out and about in the community. The team is made up of a station commander (who also manages Normanton) and 25 firefighters. Working closely with partnership agencies as part of the newly formed Local and District Risk Reduction Team personnel aim to target resources to areas identified as high risk and reduce that risk to a tolerable level. Personnel are committed to reducing the number of fires and road traffic collisions in the area by meeting and educating people through school talks for the young, fairs and galas, community group talks and full extrication demonstrations to highlight the importance of being safe.

The station is provided with the latest state of the art equipment having recently taken ownership of a new fire engine and a command unit designed to assist with control of fire fighting operations at larger incidents. An excellent relationship has been created with the local high schools through the Young Firefighter Training Scheme which focuses on educating pupils, instilling discipline and developing team work.

Statistics

Year

Fires

Special Service Calls

False Alarms

Total Incidents

1 April 2013 - 30 September 2013

112

21

112

245

1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013

172

31

177

380

1 April 2011 - 31 March 2012

282

46

178

505

1 April 2010 - 31 March 2011

325

37

194

556

1 April 2009 - 31 March 2010

366

50

202

618

 

Map

Statistics

From To Fires Attended Incidents Attended Special Service Calls False Alarms
01/01/2014 31/03/2014 48 95 4 43
01/10/2013 31/12/2013 31 80 8 41
01/07/2013 30/09/2013 38 90 9 43
01/04/2013 30/06/2013 74 155 12 69
01/01/2013 31/03/2013 31 74 7 36
01/10/2012 31/12/2012 46 106 2 58
01/07/2012 30/09/2012 43 99 10 46
01/04/2012 30/06/2012 52 101 12 37
01/01/2012 31/03/2012 52 96 12 32
01/10/2011 31/12/2011 48 112 12 52
01/07/2011 30/09/2011 75 129 12 42
01/04/2011 30/06/2011 107 169 10 52
01/01/2011 31/03/2011 87 140 5 48
01/10/2010 31/12/2010 51 118 7 60

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