External view of Cleckheaton Fire station
01274 873066
Hightown Road

BD19 5HD
OS Grid Ref.
418742 425148


  • 13 Mar 2015

    Lulu the dog had lucky escape thanks to firefighters!

    Lulu the Dachshund caused quite a stir when she disappeared down a rabbit hole in woodland near Billing View, Rawdon on March 11. Technical Rescue Officer Ian Thompson was called in at around...

  • 22 Jan 2015

    Mock-up road traffic accident highlights driver dangers

    Stuck in a car on its side, disorientated and afraid, a firefighter’s voice is often the first reassuring human contact a crash casualty receives. But it’s not just a case of pulling out drivers...

  • 28 Apr 2014

    Firefighters host emergency service friends from down under

    Cleckheaton Fire Station recently hosted a member of the Tasmanian State Emergency Service (SES) in a visit which highlighted the different challenges faced by blue light services in West...

  • 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...

  • 20 Jan 2014

    Firefighters rescue pony impaled on fence in Bradford

      The unusual call came at 23.17pm last night (Jan 19) to Denbury Mount, Holmewood, Bradford to a pony impaled on a 3ft metal fence. The Technical Rescue Unit from Cleckheaton Fire Station...

  • 31 Oct 2013

    Lucky dog rescued from cliff edge in quarry

    Nine month old Cocker Spaniel Ruby had a lucky escape following a dramatic rescue from a cliff ledge in Flappit Quarry, Denholme, Bradford, yesterday (Wed 30.10.13).  Ruby’s owners Scott...

  • 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...

  • 10 Aug 2012

    Emergency crews tested

    Emergency crews will be joined by search and rescue dogs for a large exercise at Kirklees College on 14 August. Exercise Summer Palace is a sequel to December’s Winter Palace, which saw...

  • 06 Mar 2012

    Firefighters to clean up for charity

    West Yorkshire fire stations will be making a splash for charity cash in March. Car washes will be held at Cleckheaton, Batley, Dewsbury and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ this month...

  • 25 Nov 2011

    Firefighters train for animal rescue

    Firefighters from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Technical Rescue Unit joined forces with an equine clinic at a charity open day to demonstrate large animal rescue techniques. The...

  • 22 Jul 2011

    Summer holiday arson warning

      Cleckheaton’s fire station commander is calling for young people to keep away from the town’s derelict buildings this summer. He’s also appealing to eagle-eyed members of the community to...

  • 21 Oct 2010

    Stay safe this bonfire night

     Kirklees Arson Task Force staff are planning a safety blitz in the run-up to this year’s Bonfire Night. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Kirklees district team will join forces with...

  • 14 Oct 2010

    Station commander issues warning over derelict buildings

    Cleckheaton’s station manager has issued a safety warning to young people playing around derelict buildings. Firefighters have attended over a dozen incidents near derelict industrial land on...

  • 12 Oct 2010

    Stepping up fight against arsonists

    Firefighters are urging businesses in the Spen Valley area to report any arson attacks, no matter how small, in a bid to close in on the criminals responsible. The plea comes following a number...


Cleckheaton Fire Station personnel strive to make Cleckheaton a safer place and reduce overall incidents by maintaining the ability to deal with fire and rescue when required. The area incorporates 19,144 dwellings and a population of 44,599. The Chain Bar roundabout is the hub for the M62, M606, A58 and A62 networks. Operational training for firefighters are incorporated into the daily work schedule and ensures a quick, professional, competent and compassionate response to all emergency situations. The team is made up of a station commander and 52 firefighters. Cleckheation Fire Station, built in 1952, has some of the most highly skilled firefighters within the country as it is the base for the Technical Rescue Team and New Dimension equipment for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR). This means that Cleckheaton personnel have received additional specialist training to deal with more serious incidents should they be required. 



From To Fires Attended Incidents Attended Special Service Calls False Alarms
01/10/2014 31/12/2014 32 79 11 36
01/07/2014 30/09/2014 43 97 8 46
01/04/2014 30/06/2014 45 102 12 45
01/01/2014 31/03/2014 24 70 15 31
01/10/2013 31/12/2013 40 109 12 57
01/07/2013 30/09/2013 42 114 15 57
01/04/2013 30/06/2013 42 91 9 40
01/01/2013 31/03/2013 40 89 11 38
01/10/2012 31/12/2012 26 93 12 55
01/07/2012 30/09/2012 21 103 14 68
01/04/2012 30/06/2012 34 108 13 61
01/01/2012 31/03/2012 33 93 15 45
01/10/2011 31/12/2011 39 116 16 61
01/07/2011 30/09/2011 47 130 15 68
01/04/2011 30/06/2011 74 151 19 58
01/01/2011 31/03/2011 39 109 12 58
01/10/2010 31/12/2010 49 131 13 69

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