Pontefract Fire Station
01977 702223
Stumpcross Lane
OS Grid Ref.
447041 422939


  • 28 Apr 2014

    Increase in domestic fires in Pontefract leads to advice

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has issued some fire safety advice following an increase in house fires in the Pontefract and Knottingley areas during March and April this year. In...

  • 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...

  • 20 Apr 2012

    Opening of first 'Blue Light' station

    New fire stations in Pontefract and Normanton are to be officially opened next week by the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Dr. Ingrid Roscoe. Pontefract will become the first ‘Blue Light’...

  • 24 Feb 2012

    Use laptops with care

    Fire chiefs have issued a safety warning following two serious house fires caused by the misuse of laptops. In both incidents, a laptop had been left running on a bed. Fire investigator, Gary...

  • 15 Jul 2011

    Blast footage prompts warning

    BLAST FOOTAGE PROMPTS WARNING West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has taken the bold step of releasing CCTV footage of the moment a house exploded, just yards from firefighters and the...

  • 08 Jul 2011

    Praise for life-saving actions

    Firefighters have been praised for their quick-thinking, which saved the lives of residents in Hightown, Castleford, in the early hours of this morning (8 July 2011). Fire engines from...

  • 01 Mar 2011

    Work Begins on £2m. Pontefract Fire Station

    Work begins next week on a £2m. project for the replacement of Pontefract and Knottingley fire stations. The complex, in Bondgate which is mid-way between the two existing stations and has...


The station, covers the eastern section of the Wakefield district and includes the villages of Wentbridge, Ackworth, Darrington and East Hardwick and also the residential areas of Carleton, Chequerfield, Willow Park, Monkhill, Nevison, Larkshill and Eastbourne. As well as these built up areas, it also covers a large section of the M62 from junctions 31-34. Pontefract station also borders with North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The station area is approximately 16.89 square miles and has a population of 35,928. The area incorporates 15,298 dwellings.

The team at Pontefract is made up of a station commander and 24 firefighters. Staff work with local agencies and community safety partnerships who offer assistance by identifying those members of the community most at risk and providing referrals. They also help by providing assistance to vulnerable members of society, who reside in the area. Pontefract staff continue to forge strong links with the Neighbourhood Policing Team to jointly improve the safety of the area. Staff aim to continue working with partner agencies to make the Pontefract area a safer place for all residents and visitors.

Staff from Pontefract and neighbouring stations will be working in partnership with Wakefield Council and Pontefract New College to raise awareness of young driver safety and aim to produce resources to educate the local community and reduce accidents and injuries from road traffic collisions.

The new Fire Station has been designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘very good’ environmental performance rating and incorporates a range of high performance building and insulating materials and services. A grey rainwater harvesting and re-use system has been installed to collect rainwater for use in flushing toilets and there is a further surface rain water collection and storage system to assist with fire training procedures. Roof mounted solar panels pre heats the domestic hot water supply. 



From To Fires Attended Incidents Attended Special Service Calls False Alarms
01/01/2015 31/03/2015 35 80 14 31
01/10/2014 31/12/2014 31 66 7 28
01/07/2014 30/09/2014 59 135 20 56
01/04/2014 30/06/2014 48 105 13 44
01/01/2014 31/03/2014 41 78 12 25
01/10/2013 31/12/2013 45 86 9 32
01/07/2013 30/09/2013 77 155 11 67
01/04/2013 30/06/2013 72 134 14 48
01/01/2013 31/03/2013 41 92 11 40
01/10/2012 31/12/2012 40 107 13 54
01/07/2012 30/09/2012 56 130 17 57
01/04/2012 30/06/2012 42 124 16 66
01/01/2012 31/03/2012 35 81 9 37
01/10/2011 31/12/2011 26 80 8 46
01/07/2011 30/09/2011 61 130 14 55
01/04/2011 30/06/2011 54 120 9 57
01/01/2011 31/03/2011 24 82 8 50
01/10/2010 31/12/2010 36 100 18 46

Neighbouring Fire Stations