Ossett

External view of Ossett Fire Station
Tel
01924 273442
Address
Dale Street
Ossett

WF5 9HF
 
OS Grid Ref.
427924 420785

News

  • 12 Feb 2014

    Let passion be the only thing burning this Valentine's Day!

    We all want our loved ones to feel special on Valentine’s Day and treating that certain someone with a gift is sure to put a smile on their face. Keeping loved ones safe from harm is also a way...

  • 22 Oct 2013

    Tick, Tock, Test Your Alarm

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to make a potentially life-saving move when they change their clocks this weekend (27 October at 02:00hrs) - by taking a moment to test...

  • 25 Sep 2013

    Response to 25 September Industrial Action by members of the FBU

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to thank members of the public for taking extra care, to safeguard themselves, their family and their communities during the industrial action...

  • 24 Sep 2013

    Taking extra care during industrial action

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking the public to think about what they can do to take extra care, to safeguard themselves, their family and their communities during the industrial...

  • 19 Sep 2013

    Industrial Action

    We have today received notification from the Fire Brigades Union of its intention to carry out discontinuous industrial action commencing Wednesday 25 September 2013 at 1200 (Noon) hours until...

  • 07 Sep 2012

    Authority launches county-wide consultation on fire cover plans

      12-week listening exercise Councillors today launched a 12-week public consultation exercise on radical plans to reform fire cover across West Yorkshire. Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling’s...

  • 15 Nov 2011

    Stay safe on the roads

    Young drivers will hear shocking details of the devastation firefighters face when they turn up at the scene of a crash during Road Safety Week 2011 (21 to 27 November). The personal testimonies...

  • 05 Aug 2011

    Fire crews to promote road safety

    MEDIA INVITE When: Friday, 12 August at 1.30pm. Where: Outside Wakefield Cathedral, Wakefield city centre. What: Fire crews from Ossett will set up a mock road traffic collision and extricate...

  • 18 May 2011

    Young firefighters celebrate their graduation

    More than 200 teenagers from schools around West Yorkshire passed their Young Firefighters course with flying colours this month. The young people carried out a number of fire drills in front of...

About

Ossett fire station, built in 1972, is situated at the heart of a busy mixed industrial and residential area bordering Wakefield and Dewsbury. There is a population of 48,632 and there are 20,525 dwellings in the area. The station also borders with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Ossett has one fire engine and a specialist hazardous material unit vehicle and is staffed by 24 whole time personnel under the command of a station commander who also has responsibility for Featherstone Fire Station.

Working in and with the community of Ossett is a primary focus of our activities. With the assistance of other agencies we continue to identify individuals at risk in the community and provide home fire safety checks to vulnerable members of society who live in our station area.

Station staff are also heavily involved with the very successful Young Firefighters Scheme. Students from Ossett and Horbury High school attend the station to study and use a purpose built fire engine to gain nationally recognised qualifications. This continues alongside our programme of year five school talks and attendance at many local galas, information days and public events.

A yearly bonfire is organised by station personnel for local residents of the area. This attracts upwards of 2000 people and raises thousands of pounds for both national and local charities. The bonfire puts the station as the focal point for the community, not only helping to reduce bonfire and firework injuries but also helping to foster a community atmosphere.

Continuing alongside our community activities, we ensure our preparedness for operational incidents by extensive local and inter agency training and improve our intelligence on the key risks and hazards we may face at an incident by a programme of visits to local business and industry.

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Statistics

From To Fires Attended Incidents Attended Special Service Calls False Alarms
01/10/2013 31/12/2013 20 57 8 29
01/07/2013 30/09/2013 32 82 6 44
01/04/2013 30/06/2013 48 97 9 40
01/01/2013 31/03/2013 26 73 7 40
01/10/2012 31/12/2012 15 59 18 26
01/07/2012 30/09/2012 38 92 9 45
01/04/2012 30/06/2012 27 76 7 42
01/01/2012 31/03/2012 27 68 10 31
01/10/2011 31/12/2011 40 88 7 41
01/07/2011 30/09/2011 71 139 12 56
01/04/2011 30/06/2011 61 132 19 52
01/01/2011 31/03/2011 31 85 9 45
01/10/2010 31/12/2010 31 107 22 54

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