04 Feb 2016
Fire crews have been praised for containing a fierce fire at a printing warehouse in Wetherby last night. At its height, 20 fire engines and more than 100 firefighters from…
04 Feb 2016
The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS) has been accredited as a Living Wage employer. West Yorkshire is the first Fire…
01 Feb 2016
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT) History Month launching today. This follows on from our backing of charity Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign,…
01 Feb 2016
Firefighters remain at the scene of Lumb Lane working alongside demolition crews today following last Thursday’s large-scale blaze. Four fire engines are onsite and firefighters are making the scene safe…
29 Jan 2016
Relief crews remain at the scene of Lumb Lane, Manningham this morning following yesterday’s major mill fire, which started just after 11.20am. At its height 25 fire engines and more…
27 Jan 2016
Work on the new Ossett Fire Station build continues with the external and partition walls on the two storey block currently progressing to first floor level and on the one…
25 Jan 2016
Rogue landlords in south Leeds are firmly in the sights of the council and fire service who have been awarded £70,000 to bring problem properties up to scratch. The successful…
19 Jan 2016
Following the recent devastating storms across Yorkshire, where over 2,200 properties in Leeds alone were flooded, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS), Leeds City Council, Garforth Flood Support Group…
18 Jan 2016
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) attended a serious fire involving a hoverboard in Wyke, Bradford, on Friday evening (15/01/16). Shortly before 9pm the fire took hold in the…
14 Jan 2016
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Area Manager Nick Smith, who attended today’s Batley mill fire, has praised firefighters for their quick and effective response to tackling the large blaze….
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Meltham Fire Station is situated five miles west of Huddersfield and the village, with a population of approximately 8,000, is approximately 250 metres above sea level . The fire station, built in 1954, is situated in the centre of the village and is on the edge of the Peak District having the potential for serious wildfires. The local industry comprises of a range a light engineering and textiles.
The station is managed by a station commander who is also responsible for Holmfirth and Skelmanthorpe Fire Stations. Meltham is staffed by a full time local retained support officer and retained firefighters who operate the ‘on call’ retained duty system. The fire station at Meltham is one of the village focal points, with the station and crew taking part in many activities through the year. At such events the crew are always available for fire safety and general fire protection advice helping to keep the risk in the area very low.
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