19 Aug 2015
A Pekingese pooch got into quite a pickle this afternoon after becoming trapped in a garden gate. Owner, Pat Cole, dialled 999 as a last resort after eight-year-old Lily ran…
19 Aug 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is urging the public to take extra care when using candles and especially tealights. The message comes after a 49-year-old woman sadly died…
17 Aug 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has worked proactively alongside Leeds City Council, taking swift action today after a building blighted by arson was targeted again. Firefighters were called…
14 Aug 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging business owners to take their safety responsibilities seriously following the prosecution of a firm from Leeds. EJ Parkinson & Sons was fined…
12 Aug 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has organised a community event in response to a spate of arson attacks in the Firthcliffe Estate, which comes under Cleckheaton Fire Station’s…
06 Aug 2015
Geldards Coaches – Leeds At 1503 hrs on Thursday 6 August 2015 West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service received the first of a number of calls to a fire at…
05 Aug 2015
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has teamed up with The Prince’s Trust to run a summertime course for young people that combines boxing with life skills. The 16…
04 Aug 2015
Staff from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service attended the Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA) Development Day in May this year which was held at Tyne & Wear Fire…
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…
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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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