13 Mar 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is once again supporting the national Fire Sprinkler Week which is in its second year running. Led by the Chief Fire Officers Association…
13 Mar 2015
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…
22 Jan 2015
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…
28 Apr 2014
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 Yorkshire…
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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.
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