31 Jul 2015
The Rotary Club of Wakefield has enlisted Wakefield Green Watch to help with a charity fundraising event for three children’s hospices – Huddersfield’s Forget Me Not facility, Bluebell Wood near…
29 Jul 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) chiefs are concerned following the five recent deaths, all of which followed dwelling fires. The five fatalities all involved people over the age…
28 Jul 2015
The new Rastrick Fire Station officially opened today when dignitaries gathered to celebrate its launch. Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Virginia Lloyd was guest of honour for the formalities and…
24 Jul 2015
These photographs show the current progress of the new station being built at Carlton Lane.
24 Jul 2015
These photographs show the current progress of construction of the new fire station at Killingbeck.
17 Jul 2015
The new Rothwell Fire Station was officially opened yesterday at a ceremony attended by dignitaries, fire chiefs and construction bosses. The Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Michael Fox, was guest…
16 Jul 2015
Since 2010 there have been around 20 deaths and 346 emergency rescues in the region’s waters A film that exposes the life threatening risks of swimming in reservoirs has been…
16 Jul 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) hopes everyone can enjoy the great outdoors safely this summer. Whether you’re camping, cooking or exploring, it’s worth taking a moment to check…
09 Jul 2015
The MixMatch School Challenge was held for the second year running at Mixenden Activity Centre yesterday (July 8). Reigning champions, Trinity Academy in Halifax, were determined to defend the trophy…
03 Jul 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has backed the #gayisok campaign led by global cosmetics company Lush. The Lush White Rose store has been selling bold golden bars of…
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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 2,000 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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