External view of Holmfirth fire station
01484 682482
Huddersfield Road

OS Grid Ref.
414338 408485


  • 09 Oct 2015

    Fire Service launches schools package to help keep older people safe this winter

    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 supports Fire Service’s Cherished campaign

    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

    Retired firefighter wins coveted national award for courage

    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

    Council invests in fire safety for sheltered housing

    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

    Cherished campaign launches today!

    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

    Ensuring fire safety in diverse communities

    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

    Freshers Week fire safety survival tips!

    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

    Pilot Emergency First Responders scheme given the go ahead

    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

    West Yorkshire supports Fire Door Safety Week 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

    Are you gas safe?

    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





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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