19 Jan 2018
With just over two months left before applications open to join West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS), would-be recruits are being urged to get #FirefighterFit! Last year was the…
01 Dec 2017
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has signed another Primary Authority Scheme (PAS) partnership, this time with Yorkshire Housing. Representatives from Yorkshire Housing travelled to fire service HQ in…
23 Nov 2017
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) are working together with Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids for the third year running to support the largest annual Christmas toy appeal in…
21 Nov 2017
Emergency services from the four corners of Yorkshire and the Humber, along with NHS England and Public Health England, have pledged to work even closer together for the benefit of…
06 Nov 2017
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) would like to thank everyone for what was on the whole, an enjoyable bonfire weekend. However, the weekend’s festivities were hampered by the…
05 Nov 2017
Halifax MP Holly Lynch, Bradford MP Judith Cummins and Chair of the Fire Authority Councillor Judith Hughes joined West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service(WYFRS) crews last night to experience life…
02 Nov 2017
Fire Chiefs re-iterate their message not to attack firefighters after yet another incident where crews faced unacceptable behaviour in Halifax. Crews from Halifax Fire Station attended a fire in the…
01 Nov 2017
Firefighters from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) endured an evening of being attacked by fireworks and stones this Halloween. Throughout the evening crews came under attack on six…
01 Nov 2017
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is yet again hosting its popular Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza! This years spectacular event will be held this Friday (3rd of November) at…
26 Oct 2017
West Yorkshire Police is asking the public to make sure Hallowe’en is a treat for all as they gear up for one of their busiest nights of the year. Officers…
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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.