09 Oct 2015
As part of our ‘Cherished’ October campaign, preventing winter deaths in the elderly, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has launched an innovative schools package aimed at teaching Year…
08 Oct 2015
Age UK has shown its support for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Cherished campaign, keeping older people safe in the home this winter. Crews from Rastrick Fire Station recently…
06 Oct 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is delighted that former Assistant District Commander for Bradford, Pete Lau, has won a national Spirit of Fire Award. Pete picked up the…
05 Oct 2015
Leeds City Council is investing £1.4m million in new fire safety systems for some of the city’s most vulnerable residents. Sprinklers systems will be retro-fitted to five sheltered housing complexes….
01 Oct 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) today launches the ‘Cherished’ campaign, calling on communities to look out for vulnerable elderly neighbours, relatives and friends throughout the winter months ahead….
22 Sep 2015
A conference looking to share knowledge and explore engaging with diverse businesses to encourage them to make fire safety laws a top priority has been held. West Yorkshire Fire &…
14 Sep 2015
So you’ve got your new room key, unloaded your suitcase and watched your tearful parents disappear off the campus – life as a student begins! Thousands of teenagers are about…
11 Sep 2015
A pilot scheme designed to provide immediate first aid to people in life-threatening medical emergencies who live in rural communities has been given the go ahead by West Yorkshire Fire…
11 Sep 2015
Fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire. Their correct specification, maintenance and management can be the difference between life and death for building occupants. Sadly,…
11 Sep 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to get their appliances checked regularly in support of Gas Safety Week (14-20 September). The fifth annual Gas Safety Week will…
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Holmfirth Fire Station was constructed in 1965 and sits on the outskirts of the village centre, being approximately 219 metres above sea level. The station is managed by a station commander who is also responsible for Skelmanthorpe and Meltham fire stations. The station has a 4 wheel drive fire engine along with a Land Rover based wild fire unit which supports moorland firefighting. The station covers the area south west of Huddersfield and is approximately 28 square miles. It includes Honley, Upperthong, Holme Village, Holmbridge, Hinchliffe Mill, Hade Edge, Hepworth, Jackson Bridge, New Mill, Brockholes, Thongsbridge, Netherthong, Deanhouse, Totties, Scholes, Wooldale, Burnlee and Parkhead. The station serves a population of approximately 25,000 with around 11,000 dwellings. Holmfirth is a popular tourist area and the population can fluctuate according to visitor numbers. Holmfirth fire station borders with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Recognition of support
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to local employers who release their staff to serve the community as `on-call` firefighters.
Also known as RDS (Retained Duty System) firefighters, on-call firefighters are not based in fire stations. Instead, they are on standby, waiting to be called out by pager. They may be at home, working for themselves or working for a company which allows them to leave work to attend emergency calls.
Like their full time colleagues, on-call firefighters are trained and equipped to deal with a wide range of incidents and situations. These include property fires, road traffic collisions, chemical spillages, animal rescues, flood and storm damage.
We appreciate the goodwill of such employers which enables our ‘on-call’ fire and rescue capabilities to be available in parts of West Yorkshire. Employers allow on-call firefighters, who live or work within five minutes of their local fire station, to leave work at a moment’s notice when their pager alerts them to an emergency in their community.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to thank the following employers for releasing individuals to enable them to be ‘on-call’ firefighters for Holmfirth fire station:
- Clarity Window Cleaning Services
- Da Vinci’s Pizza
- Bridlie Butties
- TLB Gardening Services & Landscaping
For further information regarding becoming an on-call firefighter, visit the following link
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