02 Sep 2015
With summer drawing to a close, Chimney Fire Safety Week (7 –13 September) provides a timely reminder to make sure that your chimney is ready for the winter months ahead….
28 Jul 2015
The new Rastrick Fire Station officially opened today when dignitaries gathered to celebrate its launch. Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Virginia Lloyd was guest of honour for the formalities and…
17 Jul 2015
The new Rothwell Fire Station was officially opened yesterday at a ceremony attended by dignitaries, fire chiefs and construction bosses. The Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Michael Fox, was guest…
16 Jul 2015
Since 2010 there have been around 20 deaths and 346 emergency rescues in the region’s waters A film that exposes the life threatening risks of swimming in reservoirs has been…
16 Jul 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) hopes everyone can enjoy the great outdoors safely this summer. Whether you’re camping, cooking or exploring, it’s worth taking a moment to check…
30 Jun 2015
Around 40 residents evacuated from a block of sheltered housing flats after a fire involving four mobility scooters started in the basement garage yesterday evening. Four fire engines rushed to…
29 Jun 2015
Temperatures are set to soar this week and it’s the perfect opportunity to crack out the barbecue for a bit of alfresco dining. But you could be in for more…
26 Jun 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s work to cut emergency call-outs has paid off, the latest figures can reveal. Extensive prevention work carried out by firefighters and safety staff in…
26 Jun 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service received an average of 22 compliments each month last year. In total, the brigade received 269 compliments during 2014/15 in the form of telephone…
19 Jun 2015
There will be fun for all the family at this year’s Emergency Services Show. This year the show will take place on Saturday, 11 July at West Yorkshire Fire and…
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Oakroyd Hall was built in 1867 on what was the Halfway House Colliery. The house was occupied by several families until it was taken over by West Riding Council in 1947, when the premises were put to use as a home for children who had to be taken into care.
In 1951 the building passed into the hands of the War Department for use as an administrative and communication centre. Then in 1958 the building was again sold, this time to the County Council. Since 1964 it has been used as the Headquarters of the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, where the senior management have their offices.
Headquarters also houses many other offices and includes the following departments: – Finance, Committee and Member Services, Legal Services, Equality and Inclusion, Public Information, Corporate Services, Human Resources, Reprographics and Registry.
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