29 Feb 2016
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has joined forces with partners to promote fire safety and good health in the over 60s. We are hosting a ‘Sloppy Slippers’ Open…
02 Sep 2015
A sod-cutting ceremony took place today to mark the beginning of construction work on a new fire station in Ossett. Councillor Tracey Austin, Vice Chair of the Fire Authority, sank…
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Work started on the new station in September 2015, the schedule for building was 52 weeks, and was completed six weeks early.
The site hosts a two bay appliance room with a specialist water rescue drying room and BA logistics store. There is also office space and messing areas on the ground floor, along with a community room and a gym.
A self-contained state of the art Youth Interventions facility with garage space and changing room are incorporated into the station with separate car parking and entrance.
The accommodation for crews during night-time stand down are individual rooms with internet facilities and shared shower rooms.
The build and fitting out process benefitted greatly from lessons learnt on previous builds and a visit to Rastrick station and input from Green watch helped with the fit out and particularly the water rescue facilities.
Occupation of the new Ossett station commenced on 5th October 2016. The hard work and planning in the months and weeks leading up to changeover by the Station Commander, clerk and all the watches, contributed to a smooth migration on the day. Red watch were the first watch to work from the new station. Watch Commander Simon O Hara, who oversaw the migration from the old station to the new site said “This facility provides an excellent working environment for operational crews and support staff. The new fire station is a comfortable, safe and up to date workplace and represents a significant investment by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority. It will provide a modern and efficient base from which to deliver our highly effective emergency response and community safety activities in the area for many years to come”.
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