Holmfirth

External view of Holmfirth fire station
Tel
01484 682482
Address
Huddersfield Road
Holmfirth

HD9 3AS
 
OS Grid Ref.
414338 408485

News

  • 08 Feb 2016

    Be part of the action!

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is now accepting applications for on-call firefighters to serve rural areas of the county. Firefighters are needed to work on a standby basis to…

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About

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

http://wyfs.wpengine.com/careers/become-a-firefighter/

 

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Statistics

From To Fires Attended Incidents Attended Special Service Calls False Alarms
01/01/2015 31/03/2015 8 25 6 11
01/07/2014 30/09/2014 17 36 7 12
01/01/2014 31/03/2014 10 31 3 18
01/04/2014 30/06/2014 12 38 1 25
01/10/2014 31/12/2014 8 31 3 20
01/04/2013 30/06/2013 15 50 6 29
01/10/2013 31/12/2013 7 33 9 17
01/01/2013 31/03/2013 9 40 3 28
01/07/2013 30/09/2013 14 45 4 27
01/10/2012 31/12/2012 12 49 4 33
01/01/2012 31/03/2012 14 34 5 15
01/04/2012 30/06/2012 11 33 3 19
01/07/2012 30/09/2012 19 62 11 32
01/10/2011 31/12/2011 19 42 3 20
01/07/2011 30/09/2011 20 67 8 39
01/01/2011 31/03/2011 21 45 7 17
01/04/2011 30/06/2011 24 67 8 35
01/10/2010 31/12/2010 10 48 8 30

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