Featherstone

External view of Featherstone fire station
Tel
01977 792211
Address
Andrew Street
Featherstone

WF7 5NS
 
OS Grid Ref.
442291 419929

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...

  • 12 Apr 2013

    Your community needs you!

    As far as jobs go, they don’t come much more important than one which involves serving your community and saving lives. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is appealing for people in the rural...

  • 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...

  • 01 Apr 2011

    Featherstone garage fire: cordon to be lifted

    It is expected that residents in Featherstone will be able to return to their homes from 8pm tonight, following a fire at Wellburn Transport, Church Lane. Firefighters were called to the...

  • 01 Apr 2011

    Fire crews praised for first class response

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s incident commander, who was in charge of last night’s fire at Wellburn Transport, Featherstone, has praised firefighters for their rapid response and...

  • 31 Mar 2011

    Praise for on-call service

    Major changes made at on-call (retained) fire stations across West Yorkshire are proving a huge success. A year ago more than £1m. was set aside to boost the availability of fire engines crewed...

About

The small town of Featherstone is situated to the east of Wakefield and is in a predominantly rural area with a population of 16,198 incorporating 6815 dwellings. Featherstone Fire Station, built in 1966 has recently been refurbished. The station is managed by a station commander who is also responsible for Ossett Fire Station. The station is staffed by a full time local retained support officer and retained firefighters who operate the 'on call' retained duty system.

The station crew are actively inolved with their local community by providing home fire safety advice and talks. They also work with other agencies to identify those vulnerble individuals who are at greatest risk from fire and provide the necessary assistance.

School talks and attendance at galas also raise the profile of the station and provide additional ways of ensuring that the fire safety message is delivered helping to make Featherstone and West Yorkshire a safer place.

Continuing alongside our community activities, we ensure our preparedness for operational incidents by extensive local and inter agency training and improve our intelligence on the key risks and hazards we may face at an incident by a programme of visits to local business and industry. 

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Statistics

From To Fires Attended Incidents Attended Special Service Calls False Alarms
01/10/2013 31/12/2013 9 23 2 12
01/07/2013 30/09/2013 16 37 3 18
01/04/2013 30/06/2013 28 45 2 15
01/01/2013 31/03/2013 11 20 2 7
01/10/2012 31/12/2012 9 29 6 14
01/07/2012 30/09/2012 14 28 2 12
01/04/2012 30/06/2012 17 36 4 15
01/01/2012 31/03/2012 35 50 4 11
01/10/2011 31/12/2011 31 51 5 15
01/07/2011 30/09/2011 74 98 4 20
01/04/2011 30/06/2011 45 70 7 18
01/01/2011 31/03/2011 45 67 3 19
01/10/2010 31/12/2010 36 61 8 17

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