External view of Halifax fire station
01422 386820
Skircoat Moor Road
King Cross
OS Grid Ref.
407884 424132


  • 10 Apr 2015

    Stay safe around open water in Calderdale!

    Calderdale firefighters are supporting the national Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Week beginning on Monday (April 13) in a bid raise awareness of the dangers posed by open water.     In...

  • 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...

  • 07 Sep 2012

    Authority launches county-wide consultation on fire cover plans

      12-week listening exercise Councillors today launched a 12-week public consultation exercise on radical plans to reform fire cover across West Yorkshire. Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling’s...

  • 31 May 2012

    Diamond day at Halifax Fire Station

    There will be fun for all the family at the Calderdale Diamond Jubilee Gala Day this Saturday, 2 June. The event at Halifax Fire Station, King Cross, will run from 12 noon to 4pm. The station’s...

  • 05 Mar 2012

    Firefighters in Calderdale to clean up for charity

    Stations across Calderdale district will be making a splash for charity cash in March. Halifax, Illingworth, Mytholmroyd and Todmorden fire stations will all hold car washes to raise money for...

  • 23 Feb 2012

    Praise for firefighter who saved a life

    A Halifax firefighter has been commended for saving his teammate’s life. Off-duty Firefighter Mark Taylor, of Halifax Green Watch, was playing golf alongside Jack Fairbank who suddenly collapsed...

  • 15 Nov 2011

    Stay safe on the roads

    Young drivers will hear shocking details of the devastation firefighters face when they turn up at the scene of a crash during Road Safety Week 2011 (21 to 27 November). The personal testimonies...

  • 31 Oct 2011

    Have a happy and safe Bonfire Night in Calderdale

    West Yorkshire’s firefighters are urging people to enjoy their Bonfire Night at an organised event. Last year, fire crews dealt with 118 bonfire related incidents between 1 and 8 November – 14...

  • 18 Oct 2011

    Preparing for a safe Bonfire Night in Calderdale

    Fire service staff will join forces with partner agencies in the run-up to Bonfire Night to keep Calderdale safe. Hundreds of school children across the district will benefit from safety talks in...

  • 14 Oct 2011

    Emergency services join forces for road safety

    All three emergency services will come together next month to launch Road Safety Week. The Emergency Services Day, to be held at the Piece Hall, Halifax, on Saturday, 19 November, will be used to...

  • 10 Oct 2011

    West Yorkshire duo shortlisted for awards

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be backing Station Manager Dominic Furby and Chris Kenyon at this year’s prestigious Spirit of Fire Awards. This year will be the seventh Spirit of...

  • 31 Aug 2011

    Incident Ryburn Valley High School

    Halifax Green Watch, supported by Elland and Illingworth,  was mobilised to a building fire on 23 August. On arrival they were confronted with a fire in a metal-cladded roof. With the fire...

  • 06 Jul 2011

    School exercise to test plans

    Sowerby Bridge High School will be on high alert today (6 July) for a large multi-agency exercise. Exercise Albert was organised to test the emergency plans and procedures of Sowerby Bridge High,...

  • 13 May 2011

    Young racing driver backs emergency services

    Aspiring motor racing champion Anton Spires will be making a pit stop at the Piece Hall, Halifax, this Saturday (14 May) for the Calderdale Emergency Services Day. Eighteen-year-old Anton, who is...

  • 11 May 2011

    Ravenscliffe firefighters win their colours

    Twelve pupils from Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College in Halifax will graduate as ‘young firefighters’ next week (17 May). Ravenscliffe is Calderdale’s only secondary special school and...

  • 04 May 2011

    Wild fires under control

    Two moorland fires currently being tackled in Calderdale are under control thanks to the tireless work of firefighters. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the...

  • 03 May 2011

    Revolutionary dual-purpose appliances go on run

    Two revolutionary appliances which combine the benefits of a traditional fire engine and a high-rise platform have gone on the run in West Yorkshire.   The dual-purpose machines are based at...

  • 08 Mar 2011

    £18,000 bequest to Calderdale

    Calderdale is to benefit from an £18,000 bequest to the fire authority from a local resident. Mrs. Mary Eastwood, of Sowerby Bridge, did not have any direct links with the brigade but apparently...

  • 07 Jan 2011

    Road safety billboard unveiled

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is to unveil the winning billboard poster from its ‘Safe and Sound’ road safety art competition. The poster, designed by nine-year-old Sam Taylor, will be...

  • 22 Nov 2010

    Firefighters appeal for safer roads (Calderdale)

    Calderdale firefighters will be urging drivers to watch their speed during this year’s Road Safety Week (22 to 28 November).  West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has joined forces with...

  • 16 Nov 2010

    Residents warned of smoke without fire

    Firefighters from around Calderdale will be taking part in a number of exercises in Blenheim Court, off Richmond Road, Halifax, during the next three months. Residents and visitors to Richmond...

  • 21 Oct 2010

    Praise for firefighters who tackled huge mill blaze in Halifax

    West Yorkshire’s chief fire officer has praised the hundreds of firefighters who tackled a huge blaze in the centre of Halifax on Saturday. At its height the incident involved almost 30 crews...

  • 14 Oct 2010

    Brigade supports Calderdale pride

    West Yorkshire firefighters are backing Calderdale Pride 2010. The district’s colourful gay pride celebration will be held in Halifax’s splendid Piece Hall on Saturday, 19 June. A full programme...

  • 14 Oct 2010

    Firefighters issue wildfire warning

    Firefighters are urging people to take extra care while out in the countryside. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is hoping to halt the recent spate of moorland fires such as those recently...

  • 14 Oct 2010

    Tackling safety before the big match

    Halifax firefighters have teamed up with Halifax Rugby League Club in a bid to spread essential safety messages on match days. Crews will be taking the brigade’s chip pan display unit to The Shay...


Halifax fire service personnel are committed to improving the service delivered to the local community and the people of West Yorkshire. There is a population of 69,483 and the area incorporates 29,072 dwellings. The service is enhanced by continued training, improved communications and better inter-agency co-ordination. The team is made up of a station commander and 48 firefighters.

Co-operation is encouraged between the key partners to make West Yorkshire safer. Training sessions have been introduced with partners in other agencies and staff meet on a regular basis with the Neighbourhood Policing Teams. These partners assist us by identifying people at risk, providing referrals assisting vulnerable members of society in the area. Personnel continue to engage in community activity and attend neighbourhood forums, partnership meetings and local projects (fun/information days).

The fire station was built in 1970 and borders with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.



From To Fires Attended Incidents Attended Special Service Calls False Alarms
01/01/2015 31/03/2015 38 141 22 81
01/10/2014 31/12/2014 89 208 22 97
01/07/2014 30/09/2014 74 201 15 112
01/04/2014 30/06/2014 59 148 24 65
01/01/2014 31/03/2014 38 122 13 71
01/10/2013 31/12/2013 50 143 23 70
01/07/2013 30/09/2013 94 229 26 109
01/04/2013 30/06/2013 76 174 18 80
01/01/2013 31/03/2013 55 175 24 96
01/10/2012 31/12/2012 54 189 33 102
01/07/2012 30/09/2012 49 197 34 114
01/04/2012 30/06/2012 73 190 26 91
01/01/2012 31/03/2012 64 193 32 97
01/10/2011 31/12/2011 78 222 24 120
01/07/2011 30/09/2011 112 266 27 127
01/04/2011 30/06/2011 120 263 30 113
01/01/2011 31/03/2011 63 210 29 118
01/10/2010 31/12/2010 82 261 31 148

Neighbouring Fire Stations